Wheelchair Basketball

About Wheelchair Basketball

Sasol has been a partner to Wheelchair Basketball South Africa (WBSA) since 2007.  The partnership has seen Sasol supporting the men’s national team and has recently been extended to include the women’s national team.

Sasol’s backing of WBSA is designed to support and develop the sport of wheelchair basketball and is also in line with our long running support of people living with disabilities.


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Men's Team

  • Name
    Zakhele Shelembe
  • Birthplace And Age
    19 August 1990
  • Club
    Ethekwini Spears
  • Position

Women's Team

  • Name
    Simphiwe Manqele
  • Birthplace And Age
    15 June 1998
  • Club
    Gauteng Lionesses
  • Position

Upcoming Events

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Thandile Zonke: overcoming the Odds through sport

This weekend saw the national wheelchair basketball team head to Sasolburg for the Sasol-NWU Senior Basketball Tournament.  The Sasol AmaWheelaBoys participated in an exhibition match, taking on NWU VTC, showing off their skills and imparting knowledge on wheelchair basketball for all those in attendance.  The match was followed by a green v gold game designed to showcase the team and serve as preparation for the 2019 IWBF Africa Paralympic Qualifiers and subsequent 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.  Participating on the day was the team’s inspirational vice-captain, Thandile Zonke.  Zonke, who was diagnosed with polio at an early age, uses his participation…

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2020 Tokyo Paralympic Qualifying Spot on the cards for SA Wheelchair Teams

The South African Sasol Amawheela Men and Women’s teams hope to tap into home ground advantage when they battle it out for a spot in the IWBF Afro Paralympic Qualifiers for 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.  This top of the table spectacle, will be held at the Home of Wheelchair Basketball SA, Vodacom Mandeville Indoor Centre, in Johannesburg from the 1st till 7th March 2020.  The home teams will welcome four African Countries to the City of Gold, namely Morocco, Algeria, Egypt and Kenya.  Anticipation is mounting as we count down the days into this exciting showpiece. The South African men’s team…

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Sasol Amawheela Boys team