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GBL talks to ballers

By on February 25, 2009 in League

Recently, Mybasketball had an opportunity to speak to some of the people involved in running the new GBL league that is scheduled to start on Sunday the 8th of March 2009. This league is something that ballers have been waiting for since the end of the Metro League and the excitement is reaching fever pitch with the date drawing nearer.

There has not been much hype around this basketball event and this is due to certain people not playing their role. Last year there was a media launch, and at that launch Sports and Recreation South Africa (SRSA) promised that they will provide basketball with some financial assistance which GBA may get a hold of, by sending documents (financial statements, etc…) to the department so that they make the money available to run the league. This was not done by GBA, meaning that funds could not be obtained for this year.

Yet again there are funding opportunities from government for basketball that has to be put on hold for a whole year until the administrators get their act together… “And we complain that government is not helping the sport.”

When one takes up a public office position, there are certain duties and responsibilities that they have. Are these people doing their duties? If they are, how difficult is it to send documents that will help your organization and the community it servers? This is something that we need to ask the people handling this mandate.

Mybasketball tried to get a hold of Tsepo Nyewe, who is the GBA chairman, to answer some of the questions we had in this regard but he was unavailable at the time of going to the press. This was like finding Neemo (Whom we did not find till this day). Basketball players should also take the initiative of getting involved in district basketball so that they can inject themselves in the Provincial structures, so that they can inflict change, instead of sitting on their hands and complaining on what is happening around them.

Despite these hurdles, the Gauteng Basketball League is going to happen and ballers will have something to look forward to every weekend.

Article by Nthabiseng Mushi

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  1. Kweku says:


    Blou Bulle fans must be having a jol reading your typo.

  2. Joe says:

    Eish Kweku, please never mention that ***** team in my presence, I hate it with a passion.

  3. Neo says:

    We all have passion towards the things we love,our passion wil b in vain if factors contributing to our succes are ignored. If ur a baller u cnt play without refs,admin,teamates n the likes. All things are interdependent. If u say you jus wanna play ball,in SA u hv a lot to learn. Lets multitask. Im takin lessons frm my daughter.