Game Street, a firm that provides video and children’s games, on Friday launched a K1.2 million sponsorship towards junior basketball league in the Central Region.
The launch, which took place on Friday at Game Street headquarters at Area 10, was attended by senior officials from the Central Zone Basketball League (Cezobal), including chairperson Khama Mphepo.
Game Street director Charles Matabwa said the objective of the sponsorship is to improve basketball at grass roots.
“We started with a K200 000 sponsorship in 2012 and we have seen positive results. There is tremendous improvement and we want to nurture more talent to represent the nation in continental and global competition,” said Matabwa.
“Our services as Game Street mainly focus on the youth and it is only proper that we give something back to them through this sponsorship,” he added.
Mphepo expressed gratitude to Matabwa for coming to the rescue of the junior league.
“It is not easy to find such sponsorship with the economic environment now prevailing in the country. Even the senior league has no sponsorship that’s why we are so indebted to Game Street for coming to our rescue. For the continuity of the game, there is need for strong basketball at grass roots,” said Mphepo.
He also said this year’s league will benefit both private and public secondary schools.
According to Cezobal Junior League chairperson Kris Dzikolidya, 14 teams have registered for the 2014 league.