Ethiopia to host Africa Zone 5 basketball championships

EthiopianReview.com | October 19th, 2008

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (APA) – Ethiopia will host this year Africa Zone 5 basketball club championships billed for October 28 to November 1 , organizer said here.

According to the Ethiopian Basketball Federation (EBF), the championships will bring together Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan, Djibouti and hosts Ethiopia in both the women and men championships.

EBF officials said all was set for the competition.

However, six-time Ugandan national basketball league champions, Mogas Falcons, is reported to be in financial crisis to travel to Addis Ababa, but have written to President Yoweri Museveni asking for financial support ahead of their trip.

Falcons need Shs51m to take a 19-man contingent for the Africa Zone 5 Club Championships.

“We have tried elsewhere and failed, His Excellency is now our last hope,” Ssimbwa told Daily Monitor.

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