Articles tagged 'basketball'

How nun is transforming farm school through sport 1 February 2019 HARARE - In rural Zvimba lies St Bernard Primary School, located in the farming community of Makwiro which is now becoming a sporting hub. Of all the people, a Catholic nun is responsible for all this transformation with St Bernard now slowly emerging into a force not to be reckoned with. A...
Hornets eye regional basketball title 16 June 2018 HARARE - Harare City Hornets will lead a list of four local teams that are set for this year's Kingdom eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) Invitational International Basketball tournament scheduled for later this month. Hornets, who were runners-up in the previous two editions of the regional tourna...
Hornets maintain form 8 November 2017 HARARE - Harare City Hornets continued with their fine form in the Harare Basketball League (HBL) following this weekend's back-to-back impressive wins against UZ Stars and Hustlers to move second on the log table. Hornets were in no nonsense mood as they thumped UZ Stars 80-39 before a convin...
Hornets leave for Fiba Club champs 17 October 2017 HARARE - Harare City Hornets assistant coach Mike Nhira believes his side is now ready for the Fiba Afro Zone VI Club Championships to be held in Botswana starting this Friday. Nhira was speaking following his side's dominant 74-53 victory over Cameo in a Harare Basketball Association Men's A ...
Hornets dazzles in HBL 11 October 2017 HARARE - Harare City Hornets made it back-to-back wins with a convincing 75-34 victory over Arcadia Bucs in a Harare Basketball League match over the weekend. Hornets picked up from where they left off in their opening game of the season when they dismissed Cheetahs 33-37, playing a daring pas...
Zim teams for Fiba Champs 5 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean basketball sides are gearing up for the Fiba Afro Zone 6 Club Championships set for Gaborone, Botswana later this month. Harare Hornets, who are the national champions, will be joined by Foxes, who were last season's runners-up and women's national champions Green Stars and...
PE, Girls High triumph 2 October 2017 HARARE - Prince Edward (PE) and Girls High School (GHS) were crowned champions of the annual PE Basketball Tournament on Saturday in a competition marred by technical glitches and organisational faults. Nothing can be taken away from the Alvin Jariremombe-captained side, who brought their A-ga...
HBA moves to popularise sport 18 September 2017 HARARE - In Line with their ambitious drive to popularise basketball in the country, Harare Basketball Association (HBA) have announced an audacious bid, where they will work with government in setting up structures from the City's wards going up. Speaking after the league's EGM meeting at the...
Moyo lauds City Hornets 23 August 2017 HARARE - Harare City Hornets coach Langton Moyo has praised his team's character after winning the inaugural Harare Mayor's International Basketball challenge over the weekend. Hornets were crowned champions after beating Zambian side Looters 53-36 in the final of a tournament that saw over 30...
Huge response for Mayor's b/ball tourney 8 August 2017 HARARE - There has been overwhelming response from teams intending to participate in the inaugural Mayor's International Basketball tournament with only two slots remaining. The tournament to be held between August 18 to 20 in the capital, is the brainchild of Harare Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni. ...
NBA star Mbah on mission possible 24 June 2017 HARARE - National Basketball Association (NBA) star Luc Mbah A Moute, who jetted into the country yesterday, said he was on a mission to develop the sport in Zimbabwe. The Cameroonian power forward, who plays for the LA Clippers, is here to conduct the Luc Mbah A Moute Top 50 Basketball Camp a...
Zimbabwe take on Car in AfroBasket qualifiers 19 May 2017 HARARE - An unprepared Zimbabwe is hoping to make their second chance count when fighting for the final qualification slot for Fiba AfroBasket 2017. Zimbabwe will throw everything they have when they open their account with a tough assignment today against the highly ranked Central African Rep...
Zim aim for SA upset in AfroBasket qualifier 6 April 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe men's basketball team says they are confident of outclassing South Africa to qualify for the 2017 AfroBasket championships to be held in Congo-Brazzaville in August. Zimbabwe travel to Johannesburg later this month to take part in the two-match play off against South Afri...
Chikoko driven to inspire 22 February 2017 HARARE - As a fresh-faced teenage basketball starlet, Vitalis Chikoko looked up to NBA stars for inspiration. But over a decade later and with a growing professional career in Europe, the humble Zimbabwe basketball star is now the inspiration he once sought in others. “….the kids back home ...
Zim women gear for AfroBasket qualifiers 20 February 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe national women's basketball team is putting the final touches to their preparations for the AfroBasket qualifiers which will be held next month in Maputo, Mozambique. The side will be going all out to win one of two remaining slots for the countries that will proceed to the f...
PE look ahead after difficult 2016 18 December 2016 HARARE - When a school at one time harbours the country's next generation of sporting stars, anything churned out from that conveyer belt of talent is bound to arouse interest.   Unfortunately, 2016 has not been a year when scouts cast their nets at Prince Edward School hoping to spot the next...
PE hosts basketball tourney 19 September 2016 HARARE - Prince Edward High School is set to host 40 schools during a basketball tournament this weekend. Some of the participating schools include Churchill, St John's College, St George's College, Peterhouse College, Watershed College, Westridge, CBC, Milton, Lomagundi College and Gateway. ...
Chikoko keen to stay in Italy 9 July 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe top basketball player Vitalis Chikoko says he is keen to extend his stay at Serie A side Grissin Bon Reggio in Italy. Chikoko joined the Italian side early this year from Germany side TBB Trier with the option of renewing the contract for the 2015-16 season. “Hopefully I w...
Econet partners NBA 3 July 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe telecommunications giant, Econet Wireless Global Limited has scored a first by being named as one of the partners for the National Basketball Association's (NBA) first ever Africa Game. Econet, with over nine million subscribers in Zimbabwe, have been named the event's offici...
Basketball star shines in Italy 20 April 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe top basketball player Vitalis Chikoko made an impressive debut for Serie A side Grissin Bon Reggio in Italy earlier this week. The former Prince Edward School power forward made a 13-minute appearance against Dinamo Sassari, making four blocks and winning five rebounds. Th...
Buz gear up for joint qualifiers 13 January 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe's basketball teams are optimistic of prevailing at the All-Africa Games and Afro-Basketball qualifying tournaments that takes place in Bulawayo next month. The 2014 Afro-Basketball qualifiers bring together South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Angola and the host nation. Only t...
Zim gears up for basketball qualifiers 24 October 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe is set to host the All Africa Games and Afro-Basketball qualifying tournament in Bulawayo next month. The 2014 Afro Basket tournament will bring together teams from countries that include South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Angola and the host nation. The tournament is schedul...
Girls High, Churchill are Top Schools Basketball Champs 2 October 2014 HARARE - Harare's Girls High School made it an unprecedented 12th Nash Under-20 Top Schools Basketball title after outclassing the country’s top basketball teams in Bulawayo over the weekend. The Harare schoolgirl basketball giants came into the tournament as defending champions having won the...
Churchill, Girls High prevail 23 September 2014 HARARE - Churchill High School and Girls High are the champions of this year’s edition of the Prince Edward High Invitational Basketball Tournament in the boys and girls categories respectively. Churchill beat the hosts, who were also the defending champions, 28-30 in the final to win the titl...
Zim strike gold at Cossasa 3 September 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe's Under-17 basketball teams provided a glimpse of the future after garnering gold at the just ended Cossasa Games co-hosted by Namibia and Botswana. Zimbabwe’s boys’ and girls’ teams had arrived at the two-day competition as favourites having achieved the same feat last year....