Wildcats Triumph

News   Hazviperi Mbizi   November 17, 2021
MUBAS Basketball team, popularly known as the ‘Wildcats’ has scooped the third position in the 3rd Edition of Kings and Queens of the courts (KnQ) National Basketball tournament which was held in Lilongwe.

The Wildcats played 4 games against the other 4 teams which were in their group, in which collectively there were 10 teams competing that led them to reach the quarter final stage of the competition.

Speaking after receiving the prize money of MK 150,000, 2 basketballs and Bronze medals, the Wildcats Captain Timothy Banda explained that it is the cohesiveness of the team which is quite impressive that has led to this success.

“We camped for six weeks after exams, we trained really hard every day since school was closed, we really elevated our endurance, the overall fitness was really good and that helped us in this tournament,” said Banda.

The captain also acknowledged the MUBAS management which has been very supportive, he said that it made payments for the team to participate in the tournament at the shortest notice. 

“Management provided us with accommodation, food and transportation to our games.  I would also like to thank my teammates for their attitude, teamwork and resilience, we were down so many times but we never gave up and we earned a lot of respect from the doubters,” added Banda.

The Sports Administrator Chifundo Tenthani applauded the team for this achievement and encouraged the team to work harder for he knows that it is never easy to compete with teams which have full time players while the Wildcats have to combine with academics.

The Wildcats captain also gave credit to their coach Frank Phoya who helped them when they had injuries, needed water, energy drinks and all the million little things he did for them. 

 


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