The most important men’s domestic wheelchair basketball in Egypt has gotten underway today at the Egyptian Military College ( الكلية الحربية) in Cairo and is scheduled to run until Sunday.
Three games have been completed so far. The team from Imbaba ( امبابة) in Northern Giza came away with the first win, after beating Faith Club (نادى الايمان). The second game of the competition was won by Minya (المنيا ), who beat Sohag (سوهاج), a city located along the west of the Nile in the center of the country. Beni Suef ( بنى سويف) , located 115 kilometers south of Cairo, won the third game after beating the team from Faiyum Governorate (الفيوم).
Wheelchair basketball is still in the development phase in the country. They have never sent a team to the Paralympic Games. The last time they competed at the IWBF World Championships was 1998 in Sydney, where they finished last out of 12 teams. They had a men’s team competing at the 2011 IWBF African Championships.