MUT Basketball team moves up USSA rankings

The MUT Basketball team, with Coach Ntombela, in red

The MUT Basketball team qualified for the Varsity Basketball tournament after its sterling performance in the USSA Games at Wits University, from 3-7 December 2022. Team Coach, Mfanafuthi Ntombela, said they worked with what they had to get the team to number six in the USSA rankings, an unprecedented move from number 16. All top eight teams qualify for the annual Varsity Cup, which is expected to be played in March.

There were more accolades for the MUT team. First, Ntombela was chosen as Coach of the  Tournament. Some of his players received accolades for their exceptional performance. Minenhle Xaba and Siyathuthuka Mabaso put up a performance of their lives. Mabaso was among the five all-star players of the tournament.

Ntombela said he was hopeful these players would be among those qualifying to play for the national team after the required selection process have been completed.