The Sasol AmaWheelaBoys head off to Thailand for the IWBF World Championships

Amawheelaboys get their colours ahead of the under 23 world championships in Thailand

Sasol U23 AmaWheelaBoys team will jet off to Phuket, Thailand where they will represent South Africa and the entire African continent at the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) Men’s U23 World Championships taking place 7 September – 16 September 2022.

Sasol in partnership with Wheelchair Basketball South Africa (WBSA) hosted a send-off lunch for these mighty men faced with this mammoth task to wish them well for the road ahead.

The men who will be clad in green and gold for their home games, and white and gold for their away games during the Championships are:

  • ·MABUZA Nhlanhla
  • MNCUZANA Tlotliso James
  • LOTTER Luke
  • ROSSOUW Elverno
  • MPHOMELA Molemo
  • YALEZO Xola
  • MATHOKAZI Njabulo
  • SIKUZA Phumlani
  • ZONGO Vuyo
  • NOKAMA Ntando
  • JIM Ayabonga

Sasol’s Sponsorship Manager: Dean Somerset said: “We are beaming with excitement as we bid the Sasol AmaWheelaBoys farewell for their trip to Phuket, Thailand where they will represent the country at the IWBF World Wheelchair Basketball Championships. We are thrilled that through the years we have been witnessing new talent joining the team and we are fully behind the squad that Head Coach Trooper Johnson and his technical team have put together.

“The AmaWheelaBoys are proof that anything is possible when the right effort is put in, despite obstacles or challenges met along the way. This team has lived up to our ambitious mantra of “live the impossible. We are equally proud that through our backing, these athletes can live their dreams and showcase their talents on world stages.”

“WBSA is delighted with the progress of our young warriors as they embark on their toughest assignment yet at the 2022 IWBF U23 World Championships in Thailand. We are under no illusion that the World Championships will not be extremely difficult, but we know that the work put in by the boys and the efforts of our Head Coach Trooper Johnson, leading up to this tournament will stand them in good stead and they will live it all on the court. On behalf of all at WBSA we wish the team all the very best” said WBSA Director Gerry Smith.