The Tanzania Basketball Federation (TBF) has removed the one year ban imposed on Mwanza region basketball players and instead the players have been requested to pay 300.000/- , TBF assistant secretary general Michael Maluwe said
He , however said the one year ban remained on3 Mwanza Basketball officials who are the acting chairman of region basketball committee,Kizito Bahati, Coach Robert Mwita and his assistant Amri Mohamed.
The officials and players were banned after found guilty of causing chaos at the National Basketball (NBA) champion which was held in Dar es Salaam last year .
Maluwe said the discussion to remove the ban on players was reached at the federation meeting which was held in Dar es Salaam , he said members of the committee thought it wise to remove the ban on players and give them an option of fine .
The Assistant secretary also announced that Former assistant coach of top America Basketball team New York Knicks Greg Brittenham will conduct a seminar for Arusha region basketball youth teams and young players in May .
He said the American veteran coach will visit the country in May this year for Mount Kilimanjaro hike and will use that opportunity to conduct the development seminar for young players and their coaches from Arusha region .
He said the coach will conduct the seminar on 9 -10of May he could not name the venue of the seminar saying discussions are still under way .
He said more than 100 youngsters from various schools in the region and sports teachers from secondary and primary schools will attend like coaches.
Maluwe said his association needs more than 5m/- for the two days seminar, he said the money will be used to cater for accommodation, logistics and other necessities.
In a related development , Maluwe said the country has been invited to compete at the coming intercity basketball tournament which kicks off end of this months in Uganda .
He however , said the federation is uncertain if local teams will participate at the event , he said out of five basketball regions of the country its only Dar es Salaam and Mbeya who have requested on the particulars of the tournament .
The country five basketball regions are Dar es Salaam , Mbeya , Arusha , Tanga and Mwanza .