This past weekend concluded the Gaborone Basketball league (GBL) pre-season cup, in which Kesaobaka Ndanwanyana was selected the most valuable player.
Director of GBL, Churchill Barrows says that this marks the basketball season, which will officially begin next weekend. He shares that Elder Godz team won the preseason with an outstanding performance, which everyone applauded them for. “The winners of the pre-season tournament showing a dominant performance was Elder Godz and they have been performing well since the beginning of the tournament,” said Churchill.
They walloped other teams, boasting their new signing with Nathan Warikandwa from Zimbabwe national team, who also did well during the games. Emmanuel Ramoshebi also gave an outstanding performance, making the team to gain momentum through the entire game. Churchill said that the entire league has been grateful and they look forward to the season, where he expects even better games.
He says all the teams have gained sufficient experience which can place them better in any competition. The league’s aim is to groom basketball players who could become professional players in future and he is confident that some players have already reached that stage. “The players have shown massive interest during the league and I can confidently say some are ready to face the international games and bring medals home,” he said.
Churchill further said that they are hopeful that the coming season is going to be very interesting. “The basketball league is coming back in summer time after a very successful pilot season,” he said, emphasizing that they have learnt a lot about running a league. He tells BG Sport that the next league would be better and bigger as they have introduced a few changes for development. “We have introduced six ladies teams and a junior league called GBL jr which is set for January.”