Mchenga defend trophy in Sprite BBall Kings tourney

10Oct 2019
Sabato Kasika
The Guardian
Mchenga defend trophy in Sprite BBall Kings tourney

MCHENGA BBall Stars have successfully defended the trophy in this season’s edition of a basketball competition, known as Sprite Bball Kings, after registering 15-109 victory over Tamaduni in the third match of the finals at Don Bosco Oysterbay courts in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday.

Mchenga BBall Stars had earlier won two matches of the finals, played in the best of five matches’ system, and victory in the third match saw them lay their hands on the trophy for the third consecutive year.

They had first won the silverware in the competition, which is held annually, in 2017.Mchenga Bball Stars, as a result, got 10m/-, runners-up Tamaduni walked away with 3m/-.

In the first of the finals’ duels, played at the same venue, Mchenga BBall Stars were forced to deploy all skills at their disposal and notched 122-11 victory over their opponents.

Mchenga, later on, stepped up their performance and cruised to 104-89 victory over Tamaduni in the second clash held at the National Indoor Stadium last Sunday.

The competition’s information officer, Goza Chuma, noted Tamaduni, on Wednesday, had an opportunity to delay Mchenga’s title celebrations.

Tamaduni, though, failed to make the most of the opportunity, losing to their opponents and let the latter make clean sweep of the series.

"Mchenga have laid their hands on the silverware, given they have won three duels,” he disclosed.

Chuma pointed out East Africa Television and East Africa Radio hosted the event, which was sponsored by Coca-Cola Company via Sprite brand.