FIBA disqualifies Zone Five venue

20Feb 2016
The Guardian
FIBA disqualifies Zone Five venue

Continental basketball mandarins at FIBA have ordered the Tanzania Basketball Federation (TBF) not to use the National Indoor Stadium in the coming Zone Five championship set for August in Dar es Salaam.

The body has directed TBF to look for another venue as the ground has no quality to host such a major event.
TBF president John Bandio said recently that the superior body had told them that the venue must have necessary things like proper lighting, dressing rooms, goal posts and others.

He said TBF was looking for alternative grounds to remain host in the zonal championship fielding men and women teams from 10 countries across the sub-region. Participants are expected from host Mainland Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan and Zanzibar.