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HBA season explodes

By Percival Sizara / Published on Friday, 21 Sep 2018 14:10 PM / No Comments / 228 views

21 September 2018

…Afro Club Championship preps begin

HARARE City Hornets chairman Lungisani Mbofana believes the start of the Harare Basketball Association 2018-19 season this Saturday will provide them with the necessary preparation for FIBA Africa Champions Cup Zone Six preliminaries.

City Hornets -alongside Foxes, Vixens and Lakers- were selected by the Basketball Union of Zimbabwe (BUZ) to represent the nation at the FIBA Africa Champions Cup Zone Six preliminaries set for the ZITF Hall in Bulawayo from October 21-29.

Mbofana confirmed their participation adding that his City Hornets will bring their A-game building from lessons learnt from their debut appearance last season.

“Harare City Hornets men will be attending the Zone 6 Club Championships for the second time now.

“With experience gained from last year in Botswana, I can promise the Zimbabwean basketball lovers we will not disappoint.”

It’s exactly a month from now before the Africa Champions Cup Zone Six preliminaries start and its sufficient time for Zimbabwe’s four representatives to put themselves in the best mode for taking on some of Southern Africa’s top clubs.

Therefore, the HBA season start wouldn’t have come at a better time for City Hornets, Foxes and Vixens.

The commencement of the HBA season will be a prefect dress rehearsal for the Africa Champions Cup Zone Six preliminaries.

Tomorrow, City Hornets open their campaign against bogey side Glen View Rockets while HBA defending champions Foxes are up against University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Stars with their ladies, Vixens, making out with Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT).

Mbofana stressed on need of making hay whilst the sun shines by utilising the HBA action to sharpen their skills.

“With the disclosure by BUZ that the team will be representing the nation together with Foxes simply means the preparations have began.

“We will not leave any stone unturned. Bulawayo is home turf and we will do all to leave a very big statement as a serious basketball club.”

Mbofana, who is also the HBA chairman, also conveyed his congratulatory message to Foxes, Vixens and Lakes.

“I will also take this opportunity to extend my hearty congratulations to all other Zimbabwean clubs.

“Foxes and Vixens who have the honor of both teams representing the nation. To SV and Lakers from Bulawayo we say congratulations,” he said.

HARARE BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Week 1 fixtures

Saturday

At City Sports Centre

1130   Mbare Bulls   v          Herentals Patriots    (B)

1300   Harare Sons  v          Assassins      (B)

1430   GS Academy v          Green Stars   (W)

1600   FML    v          Mabvuku        (W)

1730   Bunnies         v          City Hornets  (W)

1900   GV Rockets   v          City Hornets  (A)

At Richwood

1000   Falcons          v          Gladiator Knights     (B)

1130   CUT    v          Swagou         (B)

1300   Lady Lynx      v          Hustlers         (W)

1430   CUT    v          Vixens            (W)

1600   UZ Rookies   v          UZ Sparks     (W)

1730   UZ Stars        v          Foxes (A)

1900   Hustlers         v          Cheetahs       (A)

Sunday

At Richwood

1130   Warthogs       v          Southside Ballers     (B)

1300   FML    v          Pistons           (B)

1430   Black Rhinos v          Hornets Developmental      (W)

1600   Drifters           v          Galacticos     (B)

1730   Leopards Academy  v          Arcadia Bucs (A)

At Dzivaresekwa

1130  Arcadia Bucs v          Dzikwa Trust (B)

1300   Mabvuku        v          Chitown Warriors     (B)

1430   Arcadia Bucs v          HLF Raiderz (W)

1600   Cameo           v          HLF Raiderz (A)

 

 

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