Eight teams will clash in the K3.2 million National Basketball Club Championship at African Bible College (ABC) in Lilongwe from February 16 to 17.
Basketball Association of Malawi (Basmal) will hold the championship, which was last held in 2016, with funding from Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) and GY Imports and Export.
Eight teams—three each from Southern Region and Central Region and two from Northern Region—will participate in the tournament, according to Basmal chairperson Hamlet Kamtengeni.
“Magang’a, Crazy Warriors and Bricks will represent the Southern Region while Brave Hearts, Cougars and Central Knights will carry Central Region flag. The North has Nkhulande and Mzuzu Piston. It is clear that these teams have prepared well to give us good games,” he said.
The champions will represent Malawi at International Basketball Federation (Fiba) Club Championship in South Africa in October this year.
Bricks from Blantyre are defednging champions having won the competition in 2016.
Bricks captain Victor Jere said their ambition is to retain the title.
“Of course, we may not be the favourites this time around but that does not mean we are out. We will fight to retain the title,” he said.
The champions will pocket K500 000 while the runners-up will get K350 000.
There will also be prizes for individual outstanding performers.