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SNBA schools' league to begin in March

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MBABANE –The second edition of the Swaziland National Basketball Association schools’ league will only start in March.

The league will be coordinated and organized by the association as they are targeting the Zone VI bound Under-20 squad and the U-16s.

SNBA secretary Bongani Shiba said they had not yet set the kick off date of the league but they were planning to have it begin earlier this year.

The league last year only began during the second term such that by the third term it had not finished. Some schools had to pull out of the league as they were preparing for exams.

The league was eventually won by Waterford College.
Shiba said because they do not want last year’s situation to repeat itself they wanted to start the league earlier.
He said they could not possibly start the league as soon as schools open because most sports programs in schools only started late February or March.

“We want the league to start early so that the junior squads, especially the U20s to keep active so they can be ready when they compete in the Zone VI games,” he said.

Shiba said they have not set the date as yet since they were still waiting for the report on last year’s league so that they could review what went wrong.
“We have to review last year’s report so that we know what went wrong and work on it so that we have an organised league,” he said.

He said they were hoping to get the report in their next meeting which will be in two weeks time.
On the Zone VI team international friendly games Shiba said they were looking at playing Botswana which was a very strong team.
He said Botswana has expressed their interest in playing against Swaziland but they were yet to confirm.

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