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LA CLIPPERS STAR TO HOST ZIM CAMP

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ZIMBABWE’S fledgling basketball stars will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to receive expert coaching from National Basketball Association (NBA) star when Los Angeles Clippers’ Cameroonian forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute visits the country for a high-profile three-day training camp with young players in June.BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The 30-year-old starting small forward will host a three-day skills development training camp for ...

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MUKANDI MISSES THE HOOP

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AS the analysis of Zimbabwe’s fall to South Africa in the AfroBasket qualifiers last week continues, no one seems capable of explaining how the men’s basketball team blew a 20-point lead to allow the hosts to come from behind and snatch the first game 74-67.By Tinashe Kusema Although coach Emmanuel Mukandi’s men went on to win the second match 70-68 ...

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INJURY BLOW FOR CHIKOKO

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FRANCE-BASED Zimbabwean basketball star Vitalis Chikoko faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a serious foot injury while in action for his club Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez on Monday evening. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO   Chikoko, who has been enjoying a dream debut season in the French top-flight basketball league, the Ligue Nationale de Basket (LNB) Pro A, suffered a ...

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NBA – A HOOP TOO HIGH FOR CHIKOKO

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VITALIS CHIKOKO’S dream of playing in the US National Basketball Association league appears to be fading with each passing day despite an impressive résumé that has seen him grace courts in Italy, Germany and France.Five years on from leaving his Glen View, Harare home in pursuit of the NBA dream, the 25-year-old forward is physically closer to the US, but ...

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NO AFRO BASKET HOOP FOR ZIMBABWE

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THE Basketball Union of Zimbabwe has withdrawn from this year’s Under-18 women’s AfroBasket Championships in Egypt after failing to raise US$65 000 needed for the trip. By Tinashe Kusema “It is indeed a sad situation that we will not be sending our team to Egypt, and have since been forced to withdraw from this year’s edition,” said BUZ secretary-general Joe ...

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MAVUNGA EXTENDS STAY AT JAPAN CLUB

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JAPANESE basketball club Shiga Lakestars has re-signed 26-year-old Zimbabwe international power forward Julian Mavunga for another season after an impressive debut campaign in the Western Conference of the second tier Japanese league last season. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The former Miami University basketball star, who enjoyed a superb debut season in Japan after joining the club from Sigal Prishtina in Kosovo, ...

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CHIKOKO DREAMS OF BAYERN MUNIC GLORY

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ZIMBABWEAN basketball star Vitalis Chikoko faces a defining few weeks at Bayern Munich as he seeks to nail a long-term deal with the Beko Bundesliga giants. By Tinashe Kusema – Sunday Mail Chikoko joined Bayern Munich on a short-term contract at the end of February but has struggled for game time, featuring in a handful of matches, sinking a paltry ...

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NBA, ECONET MEDIA ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

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NEW YORK — The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Econet, parent company of Kwesé Sports, on Thursday announced a multi-year partnership to provide the most expansive NBA coverage ever across sub-Saharan Africa. The new deal represents the largest ever for the NBA in Africa and will include NBA content across Econet Media’s TV, internet and mobile assets, including the much-anticipated ...

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ZIM STAR SIGNS FOR BAYERN MUNICH

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VITALIS Chikoko’s star in European basketball continues to shine bright after the talented power forward was snapped up by Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) club Bayern Munich from Italian side Scaligera Tezenis Verona. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The 25-year-old Zimbabwean basketball player, who has previously played for BBL clubs BG Göttingen (2011–2012) and TBB Trier (2012–2015) before his stint in Italy, joins the ...

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HIGHLANDERS TAKE ON NUST IN BASKETBALL LEAGUE

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HIGHLANDERS take on Nust in the Bulawayo Basketball League, with Bosso riding high after last week’s win at BCD Court. BY THANDIWE MOYO Bosso beat Oilers 68-48 in last week’s encounter and will be hoping to continue their winning streak when they face Nust tomorrow night. Highlanders women have a game against Nust this evening, while Lupane face Giants in ...

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