Dar to host Africa’s Wheelchair basketball

TANZANIA is among the nations that have been honoured to host the 2023 International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) Africa African Para Games qualifiers.

Following the opportunity, Tanzania will host the Eastern Region Qualifiers of the IWBF which is scheduled to tip off from May 5th to 7th this year in Dar es Salaam.

Tanzania Wheelchair Basketball Federation (TWBF) Secretary General Abdallah Mpogole said in Dar es Salaam yesterday that Tanzania will host the tournament by hosting neighbours Kenya in the women’s category battle.

“It’s a big honour to be given such a chance to host the event. It is going to be a tough three-day best of five qualifiers between the two teams,” he said.

Mpogole however, said that the hosts are looking for about 25m/- for the team’s residential camp, transport, tournament organisation costs and other requirements during the event.

He said the women’s team under head Coach Khadija Karambo is doing well in the off-camp at the JMK Youth Park in Dar es Salaam so far.

Adding, Mpogole said the men’s team is also undergoing training as they have qualified for the August Accra, Ghana Paralympic Finals together with Kenya.

He said plan is underway to invite neighbours Kenya for friendly matches during the women’s competition as part of the drills.

The men’s team according to Mpogole is under head coach Robert Manyerere.

South Africa, DR Congo, Morocco and Ghana are announced as hosts for the 2023 IWBF Africa African Para Games Qualifiers in different regions.

IWBF Africa announced the launch of their 5 Regional African Para Games 2023 Qualifiers as part of their revised competition strategy.

All eligible National Organisations for Wheelchair Basketball (NOWBs) were invited to enter their teams in regional qualification tournaments for the 2023 Africa Para Games.

South Africa will host the Southern Region Qualifiers in Johannesburg from April 7th to 9th. Angola and Zambia will join the host nation.

The Democratic Republic of Congo will host the Central Region Qualifiers in Kinshasa from the 21-23 of April.

The hosts will compete against Cameroon and the Central African Republic.

In the Northern Region, Morocco will host Algeria and Senegal in Rabat from 5-7 May 2023.

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