TANZANIA : Three basketball players off to US for training tour

By Brown Msyani
The Citizen Correspondent
Dar es Salaam. Three young stars leave for US tomorrow to join Africa basketball combine team in a training course organised by Coca Cola under Sprite banner.

The young players are Sunday Edward, Alphaeus Kisusi and Elvan Davids.
The trio will join other players from Kenya, Uganda, Angola and Mozambique who also performed well in similar clinic held in their respective countries.
Tanzania Basketball Federation (TBF) vice president Phares Magesa said the young players were announced during the second clinic conducted by former NBA star Steve Smith.

Speaking Vijana with the Citizen yesterday, one of the players, Alphaeus Kisusi promised to use a training tour in US to spearhead basketball development campaign nationwide.
He said both NBA-backed clinics conducted by a Tanzanian Hasheem Thabeet and American Steve Smith would help them perform well in the training.

The young Tanzanians will join others from Angola, Kenya, Uganda and Mozambique.
The players, who qualified to attend the training were those excelled in the inaugural clinic conducted by Hasheem Thabeet, the Tanzanian who trade his skills with Memphis Grizzlies.

Kisusi and mates are featuring for Vijana City Bulls, one of the basketball giants in Tanzania.
It will be the second time for Kisusi to attend international clinic . Last year he attended similar a clinic held in Senegal.