QF1 - MAGIC VS WINDBREAKERS Saturday, 13 March 2021 AT 14H00EGOLI MAGIC REMAIN POISED TO WINThe defending champions and top seed Egoli Magic will face the Eastern Cape Windbreakers in the first quarterfinal match of the 2020/2021 BNL season. The Magicians who are yet to play a single league game this season will rely on the momentum and experience of last season. As part of their preparation, the Johannesburg based side have played some warmup matches against top teams in the city which they have used to finetune their squad ahead of this must-win clash. They also competed in the Johannesburg District tournament where they lost narrowly in the final. Egoli Magic will be led by veteran Centre Reece Prinsloo and Forward Evaristo Pasipamire with a balance of athletic Forwards and Guards. Despite long-time coach and winner of the team’s 3 championships Florsh Ngwenya handing over the head coaching mantle to his assistant, this team is still poised to win it all.GREAT THINGS IN THE WINDBREAKERS CAMPThe Eastern Cape Windbreakers are one of the more organised teams this season. From their management to coaching and the performance on the basketball court, the team have shown nothing but class thus far. Coach Brian Magwaca has instilled discipline in the team which can be seen in the way the Windbreakers conduct themselves both on the court and on the bench. The team is well balanced with depth in the front and the back courts. The great sense of togetherness is palpable, and the strong support of the home fans can be heard as it echoes on social media. This quarterfinal matchup against Egoli Magic will prove a strong test for this emerging franchise as they look to dislodge the incumbents and challenge the status quo.