First Basketball Championship Next Week [Archives:1997/45/Sports]

November 10 1997

The basketball association has approved holding a first basketball championship on November 15, 1997 at the closed hall in Aden. Teams from Aden, Taiz, Al-Hodiedah and Ibb will participate in the championship for as much as two matches per day. Basketball is considered to be one of the more modern games which started to spread to Yemen.
In basketball excellent league tournament. Ahli defeated Hilal Ahli of Sana’a played with Hilal of Hodeidah within the basketball excellent league tournament competitions last Thursday. The performance was equal and the level was similar at the first half. Ahli was better at the second half as the team took a counter offensive and the game ended by Ahli beating Hilal 68-50.