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South Africa retain wheelchair basketball title

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sa-basketball-captainTINTSWALO BALOYI
JOHANNESBURG– SOUTH Africa will represent the continent at the 2017 International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) World
Championship in Canada.
This follows their crowning as champions of the U23 African Championships that ended in Johannebsurg this past weekend.
The Southern Africans qualified ahead of neighbours Zimbabwe and West African rivals Nigeria.
They beat Nigeria 48-36 in the final.
South Africa has dominated the qualifying tournaments and is rated as the number one team in Africa with this championship being their fifth African
Championship win.
The national team has competed in all World Championships with Birmingham being the first one in 2005, followed by France in 2009.
Quinton Robinson, High Performance Director for Wheelchair Basketball South Africa, says, “We are very excited and proud of all our
accomplishment as a team. We are proud of the hard work and dedication that our team exudes.”
Sasol, WBSA sponsor, congratulated the champions.
“Well done to the South Africa U23 National Team, and we wish you well on your journey to preparing for Canada,” says Nozipho Mbatha, Sasol Group
Brand Marketing Manager.
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