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SA U23 National Team to attend the 9th Fazza International Wheelchair Basket Ball Tournament in Dubai

By Faeza
12 May 2017

The U23 National Team has officially been invited to attend the 9th Fazza International Wheelchair Basketball Tournament taking place in Dubai from the 11th to the 19th of May 2017.The tournament will be taking place at the Al Ahli Club at the United Arab Emirates.


The Fazza International Tournament aims to continue building relationships between disabled sports federations around the world, to inspire the public through the physically handicapped sportsmen as well as to promote wheelchair basketball.

The South African U23 National Team also known as amaWheelaBoys were officially crowned as the 2016 U23 African Champions; which afforded them an opportunity to compete in the upcoming World Championships taking place in Canada, Toronto during the month of June 2017. This forms as part of the great successes that the team has had following their undivided vision to take wheelchair basketball to the next level.

Nozipho Mbatha, Sasol Group Brand Marketing Manager said” We at Sasol are proud and impressed with the phenomenal achievements that the amaWheelaBoys keep striving towards; as well as the mesmerising team spirit and winning attitude that they embody.

We wish the team the best of luck at the 9th Fazza International Tournament and hope that they represent South Africa well”.

Charles Saunders, CEO for WBSA said, “It has been a great pleasure and honour for us at WBSA to be part of this journey towards taking wheelchair basketball to the next level in South Africa. We are specifically proud to have been able to attract global championships and tournaments; this achievement is a sign of the hard work and dedication that the team has invested in making sure that they compete with the best in the world. Our U23 National team are in good shape and healthy and promising to be tough competition. We as WBSA along with our partner Sasol are looking forward to reaching more success in years to come”.