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G.Y Imports funds K5m basketball tourney

  1. Y Imports and Export, in conjunction with its sister company Dr Print, have pumped K5 million into a two-day basketball bonanza dubbed King and Queen of the courts.

The bonanza will take place at Africa Bible College in Lilongwe this weekend.

The company’s Managing Director, Griffin Kalua, announced yesterday that he was committed to taking basketball to greater heights.

“This basketball tournament is going to be a great development for sports in Malawi as it is uplifting minor sports activities. We hope that the tournament will be exciting and offer the teams a chance to fine-tune before the start of the second round in their respective leagues,” Kalua said.

The tournament will attract eight men’s basketball teams and three women’s teams from all Basketball Association of Malawi (Basmal) zones.

In the men’s category, teams have been divided into two groups.

Southern Zone Basketball League (Sozobal) will be represented by Blantyre-based Bricks and Magang’a, whereas the Northern Zone Basketball League (Nozobal) will contribute Nkhulande in the men’s category and a ladies’ select team.

Bricks have been drawn alongside Central Region basketball giants Trojans, Bayonets and Cougars in Group A, whereas group B comprise Brave Hearts, Magang’a,Nkhulande and Mimbulu.

Central Zone Basketball League (Cezobal) champions (ladies) Angels will battle against Brave Hearts Ladies and Nozobal select in the ladies’ category.

The champions in the men’s category will pocket K1million, a trophy and medals, whereas runners-up will get K400,000.

The champions in the ladies’ category will receive K500,000, a trophy and medals.

There will be individual awards including Most Valuable Player, Most Disciplined and Best Defending Player.

Each will walk away with fabulous prizes courtesy of G. Y. Imports and Exports – dealers in stationary, office equipment, building materials and furniture.

The games will be spiced up by disco and basketball players will have a chance to buy quality basketball sneakers from Brave Hearts Trading.

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