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Nkhulande win G.Y Imports Nozobal championship

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Nkhulande were crowned G.Y Imports and Exports Northern Zone Basketball League (Nozabal) champions after finishing top in the games played over the weekend at Katoto Basketball Court, Mzuzu.

The final was also decided by a best-of-three contest involving Nkhulande and Moyale. The games started on Friday and finished on Sunday.

During the first game on Friday, Nkhulande defeated Moyale 58-50, before beating them again on Sunday 61-43 to secure the championship.

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For winning the championship, Nkhulande pocketed K300, 000, a trophy, two basketballs and gold medals.

Nozobal chairperson, Vilanji Nkhwazi, hailed G.Y Imports and Exports for coming to the rescue of Nozobal which has been without sponsorship for seven years.

“It is a big contribution towards the development of basketball in the north. With the coming in of G.Y Imports and Exports, we expect the teams that disbanded due to lack of sponsorship to be resuscitated,”Nkhwazi said.

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Managing director of G.Y Imports and Exports, Griffin Kalua, said the aim of the sponsorship was to bring back the glory days of basketball.

“Basketball used to be second to football, but for whatever reasons, the sport just collapsed. As a company, we want to help in revamping the sport while at the same time, expressing appreciation for the support we get from basketball players and all Malawians,” he said.

Recently, the company sponsored an All-Star National Basketball

Championship involving the three basketball zones of Southern Zone Basketball League, Central Zone Basketball League and Nozobal to the tune of K3 million.

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