The basketball tournament named Money Winter Tournament kick starts on July 28, 2018 at Lehakoe Recreation Center.
There are eight teams which will showcase in on day.
The purpose of the tournament is to get teams playing together while in off-season, said the Director of the tournament and player of Khubetsoana All Stars basketball club Mr Ratšolo Molupe.
Molupe said it acts as pre-season preparations because some players have moved from one team to another during open window for teams and players to exchange players as they wish.
“The tournament helps teams weigh their strengths going into the new season to see areas that require improvements”, said Molupe.
He said winner of tournament also gets a lift in funding to help their teams in terms of league registrations or buying new kit.
“There is no sponsor at the moment hence the registration fees from teams work as funds to pay for courts hire and winning prizes”, continued the Director.
Molupe showed that only male’s teams will be at loggerhead since they realized that ladies have their own tournament a week later.
Also they only have prizes allocated for first and second positions only.
He said they are working from a low budget of M4000 from contribution of M500 per team. He was reluctant to disclose the prizes.
The main purpose was to get teams playing basketball; therefore, they did not plan for really big budget to allow teams to participate conveniently.
The teams and schedule of the games will be as follow:
BKMN (Bad Boys)
Games (0900 till late)
1.KTA v BKMN
2.LSR v Khubestate
3.LP v tornado 98ers
4.BKMs v Hardwood kings
5.KTA v Tornado 98ers
6.Khubestate v BKMs
7.LP v BKMN
8.LSR v Hardwood kings
9.BKMN v Tornado 98ers
10.Khubestate v Hardwood kings
11.LP v KTA
12. BKMs v LSR
13.Winner A v Runner up B
14. Winner B v Runner up A
15. Winner 13 v Winner 14