The Bravehearts International Basketball Challenge (BIBC) is set to roll into action today at African Bible College (ABC) Gymnasium in Area 47, Lilongwe.
Bravehearts communications manager Deliwe Lungu said the tournament will be competed for in both men’s and women’s categories.
“So far 10 foreign teams have already confirmed their participation,” she said.
The teams include Matero Magics, Unza Honies, Vixens, Foxes, Mbeya Flames, Mbeya Queens and Matero Sparks.
Local teams taking part are host sides Bravehearts Men and Ladies, Central Knights, Magang’a, Cougars Men, Kukoma Eagles Ladies, Cobbe Barracks Ladies and Angels Ladies.
The women’s category will have two pools while the men’s category will have three pools.
“We expect that Malawian teams will do better than before and that people will come in large numbers to support them. We are also hoping that people and the corporate world will start taking a keen interest in developing basketball,” said Lungu.
Magang’a coach Hope Chisamanga said they are ready to make the country proud.
Harare City Hornets from Zimbabwe were the inaugural winners in men’s category while Napsa Breeze of Zambia won in ladies category last year.
The competition is sponsored by G.Y Imports & Exports, Dr. Print, NewTech and Bravehearts Trading. nv