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Matsapha Trading, Nashua sponsor basketball tournament

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By Bodwa Mbingo - SWAZI OBSERVER-04-Jun-2009

BASKETBALL – MATSAPHA Trading Company and NASHUA have sponsored the Hammer Slam Under 16’s Basketball Tournament, which will be held at the Coronation Park courts on Saturday, starting at 8am.

Tournament Coordinator Thabo Kunene yesterday stated that the two companies sponsored the tournament with trophies and medals that will be won by the participants in the tournament. He announced that each team interested to take part in the tournament will part with E150. He also stated that after the juniors’ tournament, senior teams including Raptors, Rockets, Griffins, Simunye and Wizards would then take to the courts. He urged junior basketball players to take advantage and participate in the tournament to keep themselves fit and improve their skills. “The main aim for hosting such a tournament is to keep the young basketball players busy by taking part in sports as opposed to them indulging in harmful drugs and engaging in unscrupulous behaviour.
“Afterwards, we will have games by a number of senior teams who will give the young players a few lessons. I urge both boys and girls to take part in the tournament as there will be trophies and medals at stake. I also urge parents to release their children and also come and support them as they battle it out in the tournament,” he said. Meanwhile, Kunene also announced that the Raptors Basketball Camp, will be held during the schools’ second term break. He said they would take it to schools at the various parts of the country in order to raise awareness on the sport.

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