The Harare Basketball Association (HBA) got off to flying start in week two with an exciting match featuring giants and arch rivals DZ Raiders and Cameo.

Cameo won by a point, 48-47 to set up an intriguing fixture this weekend against reigning champions City of Harare Hornets this weekend.

The one point win by Cameo over bitter rivals DZ Raiders has given them the belief this will be their season of breaking the HBA title drought.

Cameo under veteran coach Roderick Takawira will face City Hornets whom they were supposed to face in the first and opening week of the Harare basketball in what should be another thriller.

HBA president Sani Mbofana believes fans are in for an exciting season and hopes to spread the games to all suburbs of the capital by adding more venues in Arcadia, Dzivarasekwa, Mufakose, Mabvuku, Chitungwiza and Glen View.

Matches are currently being played at Richwood and City Sports Centre only.

The giants of Harare basketball are all eager to impress after introducing youngsters and win the early games if they are entertaining any hopes of making it into the top six and qualify for the national championships league at the end of the season.

Besides the Cameo win over rivals DZ Raiders, defending champions and professionals Harare City Hornets beat ‘A’ league returnees Arcadia Bucs 75-35.

Glen View Rockets the only team that beat City Hornets last season were also in action but on the losing end of Cheetahs 42-53.

Mufakose Hustlers beat Arcadia Bucs 45-25 in another thriller.

New comers South Ballets lost to fellow new boys Chitungwiza39-33 while Air Force of Zimbabwe lost to Gladiators 56-35.

Arcadia B lost Drifters 44-36. 

JBC beat Cousins 45-19 while Assassins beat Swagu by a point 41-40.

Falcons beat Black Rhinos 48-43 while Foxes beat Hustlers 75-46.

Bindura lost to Gentleman’s Association 48-10 while Lady Lynx lost 25-34 to defending women’s champions Vixens.

New comers Harare City Hornets women beat Green Stars 59-36.

FML lost to Bindura University 67-48 while Varsity lost to former champions JBC 50-43.