November 15, 2011
The Basketball Association of Malawi (BASMAL) will hold the 2011 National Basketball Club Championship on Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th 2011 at African Bible College in Lilongwe.
Eight teams drawn from all the three zones will participate in the games which will throw off at 10:00 a.m. on Friday culminating into a final at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.
The eight teams include Mimbulu, Blazers and ABC Lions from the Central Zone Basketball League; Nkhulande and The Rockets from the Northern Zone Basketball League; and Bricks, Magang'a and Crazy Warriors from the Southern Zone Basketball League.
A double knock out format will be used in the championship. There will be a gate fee of K200 for the final game which will be decorated with a three-point shootout and slam dunk contest open to players and fans. There will also be a raffle draw for various prizes and an auction for basketball memorabilia.
High ranking officials from the Ministry of Youth, Malawi National Council of Sports , the Malawi Olympics Committee and the corporate world have been invited to the event.