Mav­er­icks look­ing to de­fend ti­tle in new sea­son

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DEFENDING Bu­l­awayo bas­ket­ball cham­pi­ons, South­ern Mav­er­icks’ coach Mx­olisi Ndlovu is con­fi­dent his team will not slip up as they look to de­fend their ti­tle when the sea­son be­gins next month.

Hav­ing won bronze with the Na­tional Univer­sity of Science and Tech­nol­ogy at pro­vin­cial level, gold with South­ern Mav­er­icks in the league and an­other gold at na­tional level last sea­son, Ndlovu said his side has started pre­par­ing for the ti­tle de­fence. “We are look­ing for­ward to the com­ing sea­son. “It won’t be an easy road be­cause there is that pres­sure of be­ing cham­pi­ons and defending the ti­tle will be tough.

“How­ever, we are go­ing to do our best to de­fend the cham­pi­onship,” said Ndlovu.

He also said that as much as they are pre­par­ing for the bas­ket­ball league, their main fo­cus is to win the pre-sea­son tour­na­ment which will be played on Oc­to­ber 8.

“Right now our main con­cen­tra­tion is on the pre-sea­son tour­na­ment.

“This is one of the hur­dles we need to jump on our way to defending the ti­tle.

“If we win the tour­na­ment we will know we are on the right track,” he said.

South­ern Mav­er­icks have made only one ad­di­tion to the team to­wards the pre-sea­son tour­na­ment.

They have added Si­bongile Mkandla who has been play­ing for Lak­ers and Ndlovu be­lieves she will make a huge con­tri­bu­tion to the squad.

“We have seen her play and I think she is a great ad­di­tion to the team. She will make this team stronger,” he said — @khumza­llen.

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