Basketball

Hurricanes, Munali Suns in top of bill clash

MWEMBE KAONA, Lusaka
ALTHOUGH Napsa Hurricanes will approach Munali Suns with caution when the sides take to the court in today’s Week Seven fixture of the men’s Midlands Basketball

Association, coach Mwape Konsolo is sure his boys will carry the day.
Hurricanes and Suns clash in a Week Seven encounter at National Sports Development Centre in Lusaka and a win for either side will push them closer to a national championship spot which is earned by teams finishing in the top four.
Suns are fifth on the table closely followed by Hurricanes.
“All the games in the MBA Super League are tight and big but tomorrow [today], we are expecting a great game and to carry the day,” Konsolo said.
Konsolo will bank on Germaine Mauwe, Zawalika Daka and Sefelino Simfukwe for victory.
In the third fixture, league leaders Green Buffaloes have a somewhat easier tie against promotion side Heroes Play United currently lying sixth from bottom.
Buffaloes, who have had a good run conquering rivals University of Zambia Pacers 64- 61 and Matero Magic 67- 50, are sure of bagging two points but coach Joe Mhango is cautious.
Heroes coach Jamal Atkins expects no wonders saying this season will be one of rebuilding having returned to the top league this season.
“This entire season for us is a rebuilding year being back in the Super League and we are therefore approaching every game as a learning experience and individual talent identification,” Atkins said.
In other matches, Nishati Denvers will seek to move away from the relegation zone when they face Lusaka City Council Looters who are currently fourth on the table.
At Zamsure Sports Complex in Lusaka, the B- League will take stage with leaders Earthrow Bulldogs facing Junior Looters and Junior Buffaloes host Kabwe Legends.
Assumption Comets famous for not showing up have a date with Huskies while Magic B take on ZCAS Blazers.

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