Basketball stays afloat after COVID concerns

Play time: The Police Academy tournament will be played this weekend PIC: BOTSWANA BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Play time: The Police Academy tournament will be played this weekend PIC: BOTSWANA BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Despite the setback brought about by COVID-19, the Botswana Basketball Association (BBA) has made concerted efforts to keep the game alive. As part of efforts to keep the players active, the association will host the Police Academy Basketball Showtime tournament at the SSG courts this weekend.

Eight men's and six women's teams are expected to take part in the tournament. The BBA and BOTESSA recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to allow university teams to take part in the league. The move is seen as a way to add more competitiveness to the league.

This will also bring about a different dynamic to the game and give insight into how well teams that already exist in the league will cope with the new development. In recent years, the league has been dominated by Police, Dolphins and BDF in both the men's and women's categories as a result it has become too predictable.

Editor's Comment
Shame on the Police!

According to a press statement from the police, unidentified armed men attacked on duty police officers at the station in the early hours of Tuesday.During the attack, the suspects stole 14 riffles, five pistols and an undisclosed number of ammunition.Although unconfirmed, it is alleged that the suspects were just carrying knives and axes, which they used to scare the men and women in uniform before they took them hostage to help themselves to...

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