DUZI ROYALS DEFENSE TACTICS TO SEAL BNL CHAMPIONSHIP
By: Lucky Khanyile
Duzi Royals Basketball team is adamant that their strapping defensive tactics will win them the Basketball National League title come end of the current campaign.
This was revealed to Journalismiziko by team manager, Solomzi Ngonelo.
He is confident that the Pietermaritzburg based-outfit will come strong in the last three games to move from position three in the log standings.
“We all know that defence wins the game and it is this continued formula that has made us stronger as a team. Coach, Katalay has all the trust in his players and that all the work before
them will be carried out convincingly,” he said.
“We realise that we may have won the battle against Tshwane but the battle has only now just reared its face.
The trio at the top of the table have all lost one game and he states, “We have
a tough task against us.”
Duzi Royals will look to attain the BNL title this season as they continue to display superb
performances on the court. The team has suffered the departure of key player, Mohamed
Tangara but Ngonelo insists the likes of Tsakani Ngobeni, Kagiso Ngoetjana, Fumani
Marhanele and captain Cyril Shabalala will and have come to the party.
“Our team is already very strong. However with every game we can do better as we are good
as our last performance.
We are not worried about Mohammed’s departure in reaching our destiny this season. There
was a slight adjustment emotionally and perhaps strategically but the team respected the duty
of his national call-up,” he added.
The team edged Tshwane Suns by a slendar defeat of 75-70 in their previous match. The win
created a much rather intense competition between the top three.
The team has been receiving enormous support across the globe wherever they play and have
urged their ‘Loyalties’ to continue supporting them.