Harare City Hornets hit by player exodus

By ZBC Reporter
Reigning Harare Basketball Association (HBA) champions, Harare City Hornets have been hit by a player exodus after three top players crossed the floor to join rival Foxes just a few days before the second half of the Harare Basketball Association League season begins.
With the mid-season break coming to an end, player movements have been the center of attraction in the Harare Basketball Association (HBA) League giving some coaches hope and yet others despair.
HBA defending champions and log leaders Harare City Hornets have been dealt a major blow after one of their most influential players Warren Tegama joined rivals Foxes who are on position 6, alongside Shoniwa Ushe and Erick Manjeya.
“When we thought we were celebrating Christmas, we ended having headaches when some of our top players including Warren Tegama decided to leave the club and join Foxes. We tried to talk to him but we reached a dead end. But be that as it may the second half of the season will be exciting as we have also acquired some juniors to beef up our squad,” said Harare City Hornets Chairman, Sani Mbofana.
Harare City Hornets are at the top of the table with 20 points from 10 matches while Raiderz are second on 20 points with JBC on the third position with 18 points.
Meanwhile, a national squad of 19 players is in camp as the local basketball mother body, Basketball Union of Zimbabwe prepares to host the senior men Afrobasket preliminary qualifiers at the City Sports Centre in Harare from the 21st to the 25th of this month.
Zambia, Madagascar and the Comoros have so far confirmed participation.