Sozobal clubs to test U-20 National Team

Under-20 National Basketball
Team will engage top
Southern Zone Basketball
League (Sozobal) outfits at
Blantyre Youth Centre from
today in preparation for the
2014 Zone VI Championship,
in Zimbabwe in December.
The junior national team is
expected to take on Poly
Bobcats today. Tomorrow,
they will face Hi-Flyerz and
Lox 360.
According to the team’s head
coach Hope Chisamanga, the
games will be used to assess
the 18-player squad ahead of
the international contest.
“It is from these games that I
will come up with the final
squad of 12 players. I,
therefore, urge all the players
in the squad to give their all
during these three friendly
games,” Chisamanga said.
The U-20 squad, which is
bankrolled by government
through the Sports Council,
had its first training camp
with 30 players between
August 10 and 20, but
Chisamanga said the dates
for the final camp are yet to
be decided.
The U-20 team last competed
in the Zone VI
Championships in 2012 in
Zambia where they finished
seventh out of eight
contesting national teams.

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