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KBA concludes successful tourney

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The Khomas Basketball Association (KBA) says the recently concluded KBA Cup was a huge success as evidenced by the massive turnout of fans.Speaking to Nampa on Sunday, KBA president Helena Uugwanga said “everything went according to plan” and the quali…

The Khomas Basketball Association (KBA) says the recently concluded KBA Cup was a huge success as evidenced by the massive turnout of fans.

Speaking to Nampa on Sunday, KBA president Helena Uugwanga said “everything went according to plan” and the quality of the games was of a high standard.

“It was one of the best-organised tournaments by KBA. The players were inspired to play in front of the capacity crowd that turned up to witness the games. We did not have any incidences of crimes or unbecoming behaviour,” she said.

She added that the fans enjoyed the celebrity game which featured social media influencers, musicians, disc jockeys and other prominent persons in Namibia.

With regards to the matches themselves, the first final of the day saw the men’s team, Titans Basketball Club, continue in their fine form as they overcame University of Namibia (UNAM) Rebels by 54-45 points to be crowned the 2022 KBA Cup champions.

Titans beat another UNAM team, Wolves, in the semi-finals last week.

In the second final of the day, the experienced UNAM Sparks were crowned champions after triumphing over a youthful but exuberant DHPS Phoenix 65-43.

For winning the KBA Cup, Titans and Sparks received floating trophies and medals while the runners-up, Rebels and Phoenix, also received medals.

The most valuable players, John Tjirimuje from Titans and Deborah Elanga from Sparks, each walked away with fuel vouchers from Shell-Vivo Namibia.

Meanwhile, the KBA Celebrity Match which featured the likes of Luis Munana, Maria Nepembe, DJ Castro, Deon from PDK, rapper KP Illest and DJ Chinchilla, produced some comical basketball play which entertained the near-capacity crowd.

In the end, the Nepembe-led Shell team overcame the Munana-skippered Vivo team 17-13.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency