first_imgNEWCOMERS Kwakwani are in a must win situation this evening if they hope to reach the final four of the Linden Amateur Basketball Association (LABA) / Hamid Foundation Under 23 championship,when they face Amelia’s Ward Jets from 18.30hrs sharp at the Mackenzie Sports Club hard court.Nothing but a win can guarantee the Kwakwani side reaching the semifinals since they will give way to Bankers Trust Falcons should they lose as the other team with the jets to come out of their group.The Kwakwani side has found itself in this position because they forfeited one game they won after it was discovered that they played with an ineligible player in their opening game which they had won.This decision was taken after that game and therefore Falcons,who have four points from one win and two losses after three round of matches, will move on should Kwakwani lose and finish on three points from a win and a loss with the other being forfeited.Should Kwawkani win they will have four points along withFalcons,but having defeated the Falcons in their head-to- head clash,they will go through as the number two team with the jets as number one in Group B.Jets then will top the group play to face Raiders, as they currently are on four points from two wins, and a loss will give them five points.This game is of great importance therefore in deciding the match-ups in the semifinals as the top team in Group B from this clash will play the second placed team in Group A,which is Retrieve Raiders while unbeaten Half Mile Bulls topped group A with six points from three wins while Raiders ended on five from two wins and a loss.The second game between Block 22 Flames and Christianburg Pistons is of academic interest as neither can reach the semifinals of this competition.The game starts at 20.30hrs.(Joe Chapman)last_img read more