After an impressive start at the Zone VI Fiba Club Basketball Championship in Zimbabwe on Sunday, Bravehearts women’s team lost their second match to Mozambique champions Lakers Foundation 73-54 on Monday.
Malawi’s male representatives Central Knights suffered a 49-151 defeat by Angolan champions De Gosto, which is Africa’s number one basketball team.
In the opening games on Sunday, both Bravehearts men and women’s teams beat Zimbabwe champions Foxes 77-49 and Vixens 70-61, respectively.
Bravehearts Women’s team coach Lisungu Banda said they were not discouraged by the mixed fortunes.
He vowed to continue fighting.
“We still have got more games to play and recover. We have been preparing for this competition for five months. So, we have the mental strength to recover,” Banda said.
The men’s side, which is in group B, was playing its second game against Angola side Peturomac at press time yesterday.
Bravehearts men’s coach, Griffin Kalua, said they would not be carried away by their good start.
“It was good we won our first game. However, we have to keep our feet on the ground and play the remaining games with commitment,” he said.
Two best teams from both the men’s and ladies categories will qualify for the Africa Fiba championship finals.
Bravehearts competed at the competition with sponsorship from local companies GY Imports and Exports and DR Print.