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Inner City Super League Season has come to an end…

April 18, 2014 in League

Report by Manyani Maseko, edited by Victor Shakineza

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Another amazing Inner City Super League Season has come to an end.
Congratulations to the ICSL 2014 Champions Goodfellas. It has been another memorable season for this organisation. 2Peat!!! In a league that is this hard, defending the trophy is a measure of just how good Goodfellas has been over the last 2 years. This is fast becoming a dynasty. We look forward to them trying to 3Peat in 2015. I am sure they will have a huge target on their backs following their 79 – 65 victory over Wits University. Read the rest of this entry →

WITS ASHRAF LODEWYK MEMORIAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT 2014

April 18, 2014 in News

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Please find attached an Invitation to the 10th Edition of the Annual WITS Ashraf Lodewyk Memorial Basketball Tournament hosted by the WITS Basketball Club.

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BNL Finals 2013: “It was emotional”

December 17, 2013 in BNL

By Manyehlisa Lehohla

Tshwane Suns - BNL 2013 Champions

Tshwane Suns – BNL 2013 Champions

Standing at 1.98m, it would be hard to miss the tall figure of Tshwane Suns captain Neo Mothiba.

And given his height it’s not surprising that the forward stands tall as the flag bearer for basketball in the city. Mothiba’s love and passion for the sport goes beyond playing on the court.

The Soshanguve-born Mothiba is also involved in the administrative side of the sport.

“I wear many hats” is how Mothiba described his many roles within the basketball sphere of Tshwane and Gauteng while chatting to me yesterday at the University of Pretoria’s High Performance Centre.

Apart from his sports co-ordinator job at the St Mary’s Diocesan School for Girls, he occupies the positions of chairman of the Gauteng Schools League, chairman for the Pretoria Schools League and league co-ordinator, vice-chairman  of the Gauteng Basketball Association and director of coaches at the University of Pretoria.

“I try to keep my finger on the pulse of what’s happening whether it be schools or universities,” said Mothiba who has been playing basketball since 1995 while he was still at Pretoria Technical High School. Read the rest of this entry →

BNL finals 2013: Old school vs new school

December 16, 2013 in BNL

by Manyehlisa Lehohla

630 x 300 BNL 1Today marks a crowning moment for South African basketball for two reasons. For starters it is the coming of age of a sport that had been in the doldrums in the sporting landscape, when the league concludes its first season since its launch in October.

Second, two teams – the Tshwane Suns and the Mbombela Wildcats – will do battle at the Wembley Arena in Joburg to be crowned kings of the inaugural season of the Basketball National League (BNL) in what is expected be a hotly contested final. Read the rest of this entry →

Panthers lead the 2013 BNL relay race

November 19, 2013 in BNL

During the Olympics the relay race, which is a combo of the best sprint athletes, usually takes place when all the other competitions are completed. This year’s Basketball National League (BNL) is a relay race in itself, with the old guard on-show leading the way for our upcoming future stars and handing the baton onto the next generation. Read the rest of this entry →