Saturday the 13th of April saw the Draw for the BUZ National Basketball Championships take place. The draw was held in Bulawayo and was conducted by Mr Ignatius Yesaya, BUZ Competitions President. The draw covered the preliminary rounds that will be held in Harare for ZONE1 Qualifiers and in Bulawayo for ZONE2 qualifiers.
In ZONE1, The Harare Basketball Association will be represented by 8 Men’s teams and 10 Women’s teams. The Manicaland Basketball Association will be represented by 2 Men’s teams and 1 Women’s team. The Manicaland Basketball Association will be represented by 2 Men’s. The MBA, has been allotted 2 automatic slots for the finals as the will host these in Mutare in 2 weeks time.
In ZONE2, The Bulawayo Basketball Association will have 5 Mens teams and 5 women’s teams competing in the qualifiers. The Masvingo Basketball Association will have 1 representative for the men and 1 for the women. The Midlands Basketball Association contributes 4 Men’s teams and 2 Women’s teams.
The Top 6 teams from ZONE 1 and top 4 from ZONE 2 will Qualify for the finals in both the Men and the Women’s categories. The Qualifiers start this weekend on the 19th of April 2019.