The tournament will see 18 teams compete for honours. Nine girls’ teams will compete at Townsend High School while the boys will be based at Northlea.
ent is bankrolled by Delta Beverages and Coca-Cola Central Africa, who have been sponsoring the event since 2001.
Last year the event was held in Gweru at Midlands Christian College and Regina Mundi.
For the boys, schools that are participating include Churchill, Mazowe, Loreto, Northlea, Gokomere, Watershed College, Kutama, Plumtree and Marist Nyanga High School. For the girls, the schools participating are Harare Girls High, Bradley, Loreto, Townsend, Dewure, Nagle House, Lomagundi College, Emphandeni and Mutare Girls High.
Meanwhile, basketball star player Nyasha Mushekwi this week returned from a development camp in South Africa where he was put on a scholarship standby to a university in the United States of America.
Mushekwi (19) was selected to represent Zimbabwe at the Basketball Without Borders Camp in Johannesburg earlier this year. One-hundred-and-twenty-five top African junior players participated.
During the camp, the Churchill Boys High “O” level student proved to be a class among the continent’s best players, easily making it into the All Stars A team. The youngsters had a chance to brush shoulders with American basketball personalities who included National Basketball Association icon Dikembe Mutombo. The Congolese-born superstar also had a chance to coach the young players.
“I learnt a lot from the camp. Getting coached by Dikembe Mutombo was a milestone in my years as basketball player so far,” Mushekwi said. – Staff Writer.