Hornets, Raiders clash

HARARE - Harare City Hornets assistant coach Mike Nhira is hoping his charges will maintain the momentum when they host HLF Raiders tonight in the Harare Basketball Association League (HBA) at City Sports Centre.

Hornets kept pressure on log leaders Foxes by handing them their first defeat of the season last weekend following a 71-67 win.

Despite the win Hornets remained second on the log table with 15 points two behind Foxes but crucially Nhira’s charges have a game in hand.

 

And as they prepare for tonight’s match which starts at 7pm, Nhira said they are taking Raiders seriously and are eager to maintain their fine form which have seen them lose once in the eight matches that they have played.

“Raiders are a good team so we are treating this game seriously. It’s important that we pick up another victory to maintain our good run,” Nhira told the Daily News. 

“We have been preparing for the game and the boys are looking sharp and eager to play. We had some few guys who picked up some knocks in the previous match but it’s nothing serious and everyone should be available for selection tomorrow (today).

“So yes, I can safely say that we are now ready for the match and we have been talking to the boys about the importance to adopting the right attitude towards the game.”

Elsewhere, GV Rockets face JBC at the same venue in an afternoon match while Cameo clash against Yadah. In other matches Arcadia Bucks welcome Varsity Leopards at Arcadia Sports Club this afternoon.

HBA Fixtures:

Men’s A League: Cameo v Yadah, GV Rockets v JBC, Harare City Hornets v HLF Raiders (All matches at City Sports Centre), Arcadia Bucks v Varsity Leopards (Arcadia Sports Club), Arcadia Bucks v Yadah Lions, Hustlers v JBC (Both matches at Mufakose)

Women’s A League: Raiders v JBC, Lady Lynx v Harare City Hornets (City Sports Centre), Falcons v Chinhoyi University (Richwood Park), Mabvuku Basketball Club v FML (Arcadia), Lady Lynx v Mabvuku Basketball Club, FML v JBC (Both matches at Richwood Park), Raiders v Arcadia Bucks (Mufakose).