SADC basketball league in the offing

Countries in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) including Malawi are expected to have a vibrant league in basketball.

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Reports indicate that representatives of the countries met and agreed to have the regional league so that teams can prepare strongly for continental competitions.

The committee which will be running the league has since written FIBA to acknowledge existence of the league which they say will be like COSAFA in football.

General Secretary for the committee, Lisungu Banda, says this will be an opportunity for Malawian teams to gain more exposure.

“Countries felt it was necessary to have this league just like COSAFA in football. I think this is an opportunity for teams in Malawi to gain more exposure in the game of basketball,” said Banda on a local radio station.

But Chairperson of the Basketball Association of Malawi (BASMAL), Masawani Jere, said they were just hearing this as a rumour since they had not yet received any official communication.

“To us, it’s just a rumour as of now. We are still waiting for official communication on the same because as BASMAL, we are the authority for basketball in this country and no team can take part in a league that we don’t know,” said Jere.

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Sunny Mbofana
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Sunny Mbofana

Thank you Nyasa Times for this piece;we need partners like you to help develop this game of basketball in the region. Indeed there is a birth of the SADC Basketball League and let me confirm I am the inaugural president of this new kid on the block. I appreciate where BASMAL President,Mr Masawani Jere is coming from. He is write, there is no formal communication with National Federations like BASMAL and this is owing to the fact that there are protocols that have to be followed and this includes writing to the regional authorities ie FIBA AFRO regional Office for… Read more »

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National CEO

Sign of trouble. How did someone represent the nation without the knowledge of the association?

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