Jozi Nuggets

Jozi Nuggets is a South African basketball club based in Johannesburg. The team plays in the Johannesburg Basketball League (JBL), in which it won championships in 2017 and 2018. The club won the National Club Championship in 2019.

Jozi Nuggets
Jozi Nuggets logo
NicknameBluecollar Gold Swagger
LeaguesJohannesburg Basketball League
ArenaWalter Sisulu Hall, Johannesburg
LocationJohannesburg, South Africa
Team colorsNavy Blue and Yellow
Main sponsorNational Lottery Commission, City of Joburg
Head coachAndile Hlophe
Team captainNeo Mothiba (Men)
Nocwaka Luke (Women)
OwnershipAndile Hlophe
Championships1 South African championship
2 Johannesburg Basketball Leagues

The club’s develops its own players from age 10 and some are playing for the senior men’s and women’s team. The club has partnered with the City of Joburg for programs including development of young players within the inner city and surrounding areas.[citation needed] The club was founded in 1998 and revived in 2008. The club has a men’s, women’s and junior program and also has players representing the National Team of South Africa.

In 2019, the Nuggets represented South Africa in the qualifying tournaments for the Basketball Africa League (BAL). On 23 October 2019, Nuggets won its first game at the continental level when it beat Dolphins 68–60.[1]


Men's teamEdit

  • Johannesburg Basketball League
    • Winners (2): 2017, 2018
  • Swaziland Invitational Basketball Tournament
    • Winners (2): 2016, 2017
  • Johannesburg Invitational Tournament
    • Winners: 2019
  • Inner City Super League
    • Winners (2): 2015, 2016
  • Ashraf Lodewyk Memorial Tournament
    • Winners (3): 2014, 2015, 2016

Women's teamEdit

  • 2017 Silver medalists-Johannesburg Basketball League(JBL)
  • 2018 Winner-JBL Women’s Tournament
  • 2019 Winner-JBL Women’s Tournament
  • 2019 Silver-Johannesburg Basketball Leagie

In African competitionsEdit

BAL Qualifiers (1 appearance)

2019 – First Round
Swaziland Invitational Tournament
  • 2012-Runners up
  • 2013-Semi Finals
  • 2014-Semi Finals
  • 2015-Never invited
  • 2016-Winner(Men)
  • 2017-Winner(Men), Women(Quarter Finals)
  • 2018-Quarter Finals(Women)
  • 2019-Quarter Finals(Women)


  1. ^ #BasketballAfricaLeague Qualifying Tournaments (2019-10-23). "Tweet". Retrieved 2019-11-16.

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