Zimbabwe basketball powerhouses; Harare City Hornets, Bulawayo’s Mavericks and Lakers have left the country for the basketball championships that roar into life in Gaborone, Botswana tomorrow.

While the ladies teams; the Mavericks and Lakers are marking entry into the unknown, for Hornets coach, Langton Moyo rubbing shoulders with other regional basketball powerhouses is an opportunity they are relishing.

Hornets will be buoyed by their unbeaten run in the domestic league.

The competition also features South Africa’s Jozi Nuggets and Botswana’s Dolphins and Troopers.

Mozambique is represented by Feriare de Beira and de Maputo, while Angola has Lebolo, Petrol and Premeiro in the competition.