LAUTOKA champions Vikings is ready to take on the best
from Suva when the 2009 National Basketball Club Championships starts
Vikings, runners up in the Easter tournament
men's competition, has been training hard as they aim to keep the
inaugural club championships title in the Sugar City.
player Simi Cagilaba said they had been preparing hard because other
teams were also coming with the aim of taking the championship home.
Cagilaba said they want edto finish the year on a high note by winning this tournament.
"After winning the Easter tournament last year, we were unfortunate to have lost to Shaq in the final this year.
"Now we're ready and looking forward to this tournament," Cagilaba sa-id.
said Vikings would rely on the services of experienced players Jale
Vunisa, Peter Chambers and Donald Chan to help them in the one-day
"We also have some young and upcoming players to help
us and I believe this will be a very good tournament for us," Cagilaba
Twenty teams will take part in this tournament which will be opened by Basketball Fiji president Iowane Naivalurua.
There will be 13 men's and seven women's teams.
top teams in the men's are Idaman who has national rep Koli Matalau,
Lautoka Vikings who has the home court advantage and Raiwaqa champions
Byrceland, who has the services of 2004 national U20 rep and captain
In the women's division tournament favourites
Gol-den Bati led by national U20 captain Britney Hazelman will face
stiff competition from current Suva rivals X-Wounds and Wed C and from
Lautoka giants Vikings.
The tournament will mark the end of the 2009 basketball season and will be included in the Fiji Basketball 2010 calendar.
The Fiji Times Online
Friday 11th December, 2009
Last Modified on 11/12/2009 09:10