With the number of basketball teams raising a red flag on the poor officiating by referees, the Harare Basketball Association (HBA) decided to stage a two-day refresher course aimed at capacitating officials.

The two-day basketball refresher course kicked off in Harare with a low turnout by female officials.

Programme coordinator, Martin Mukweva said they had to conduct the course to equip officials with trending rules of the game.

The instructor, Brighton Navaya said the course will help capacitate the officials.

The participants hailed the HBA for staging the course.