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Southern Sudan to Take Part in Fiba Zone 5 Set for Mombasa County in August - Jul 24, 2014


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WAR-ravaged South Sudan are among eight countries who have confirmed participation in the forthcoming FIBA Zone 5 basketball championship set for next month in Mombasa. Coast Basketball Association (CBA) have already finalised the arrangement in conjunction with the Kenya Basketball Federation. CBA chairman Ali Hilmy said the regional event set for August 25-31, will be held at Aga Khan Academy and Kenya Ports Authority's Makande gymnasium. "A total of 23 teams are expected to battle it out for the coveted tittle in both men and women's categories," said Hilmy. Hosts Kenya, Uganda, Zanzibar, and Tanzania will be represented by four teams-- two each in both the men and women's categories while Burudi will have three teams--two men's and one women. Southern Sudan will have two teams (men and women) same as Rwanda. The event has been sponsored by KPA, Car & General, Ketty Tours, Rotary Club of Mombasa, Mombasa Maize Millers, Imperial Bank, Inchcape, Fidelity Bank, Coca Cola, Freight Forwarders, Apolo Insurance, Musamali Insurance, Habib Bank, Super Sports, Lota Motors and Grain Bulk. Hilmy said: "I urge fans to come out in large numbers and cheer our local teams as we showcase our basketball talent in our country."
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