TANZANIA : Basketball squad gears up for Kigali

Tanzania national basketball teams are expected to board Kigali-bound flight on February 4 to compete in the Africa Zone v championships.

A gender-balanced squad comprising 24 players will be under coach Evarist Mapunda.
Tanzania Basketball Federation’s (TBF)
secretary general Alexander Msofe said the team leave almost three days ahead of the week-long championships.
Msofe said an official announcement of the full line-up of players and officials chosen for the Kigali event would be made at a press conference to be held in Dar es Salaam today.
The TBF officials hinted that the teams’ training sessions is expected to begin this afternoon.
Players earmarked for the trip would attend the sessions twice daily at the national Indoor Stadium Dar es Salaam.
“We need to start the training the soonest as we are running behind the schedule”, said Msofe.

On the other side of the coin, Msofe said despite setting up the traveling date still his sports organ needs to be facilitated with additional funds for an effective teams’ preparations.
Tanzania has been competing in the zonal championship without failure for more than four consecutive editions without success.