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
    Guard

Women's Team

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

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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Kyle Bowles: Breaking Boundaries Through Sport

The Tongaat Indoor Sports Centre recently played host to an enthralling Sasol Amawheelaboys Green vs Gold series. The series serves as preparation for the team’s upcoming qualifier games, notably for the 2019 IWBF Africa Paralympics and 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Local boy Kyle Bowles was in action for the Green team and was pleased to play in front of the home crowd. “It was a great feeling playing at home. It’s always good when you see people taking an interest and supporting the team, it motivates us.” Limitless is an initiative that aims to garner more support for the sport and…

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