NEW: Manicaland win NASH national b’ball contest

20 Jun, 2024 - 16:06 0 Views
NEW: Manicaland win NASH national b’ball contest VICTORIOUS . . . The Manicaland basketball team that clinched gold at the NASH national competition in the boys’ category

 

Ray Bande
Senior Reporter

 

TEAM Manicaland ruled the roost in the recent National Association of Secondary School Heads (NASH) national basketball competition after the province clinched gold medal in the boys’ category.

The fine performance not only saw players from Manicaland being selected into the age group national team but their female counterparts also earned some places in the girls national side.

The NASH basketball finals were played in Goromonzi on Friday and Saturday last week.

 

The girls' side also had players selected into the national team

The girls’ side also had players selected into the national team

The duo of Chiamaka Chidewu and Immanuela Sukholuhle Piloto are the girls from Manicaland that were roped into the national set-up while for the boys category, Tadiwa Muratu, Jadiell Mutsaka, Benson Marikasa, Pearson Muchakubvura and Anotida Gonyora make up the list of boys from Manicaland who will be part of the national team.

Muratu was actually named the competitions’ Most Valuable Player.

The technical department for Team Manicaland was made up of highly qualified and experienced coaches Tonderai Shasha, Erick Wela, Mike ‘Big Mike’ Machipanda , Rachel Puwai and Nash Majoni.

Overseas Tererai Matibini, the media and publicity officer for Manicaland Basketball Association (MBA) said: “The Manicaland basketball fraternity has a smooth junior policy system, with the likes of Inspire Athletic Academy based at Chancellor Junior School, Mutare Basketball Academy based at Mutare Girls’ High, Villa Basketball Academy, D Nights Academy based in Dangamvura, Sports Basketball Club in Chikanga and Barura Basketball in Buhera.

“This ensures development from grassroots and we are happy that we are enjoying the fruits of that hard work and progressive initiative. We are also praying for the establishment a high performance centre in the province because we are losing most of our talent to bigger cities and other countries.”

 

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