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Kenya National Basketball Teams Geared Up For Qualifiers In Uganda

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Kenyan Captain, Griffin Ligare Chases ball in Past Assignment/courtesy

The Kenya Basketball teams are geared up and ready  for qualifiers set for Kampala Uganda later this month. This year the squad is positive following the work that has been put by the players

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Kenya National Basketball Team In Previous Assignment In Kigali, Rwanda /courtesy

The men’s team Captain Griffin Ligare and International Tylor Okari have said that they are positive to post good results this year in the inaugural AfroChan championships that seeks to boost the morale of the local based players ahead of the NBA Africa  that is set to commence in 2020

The ladies captain Hilda Luvandwa has also said that they are ready to stamp authority in East Africa and zone 5 as they seek to qualify for the Afro basket championships slated for Senegal in August 2019. The ladies have over the years posted good results qualifying for the African championships in 2011.

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Kenya will have the services of Internationals Rose Ouma, Felmas Adhiambo, Vilma Achieng and Mercy Wanyama who will compliment the local based players.

The experienced technical of Ronnie Owino, Evelyne Kedogo, Cliff Owuor and Carey Odhiambo have said that the teams have been training well and are confident Kenya might regain its basketball glory from this chsmpionships.

The new partnership between Badouer Investment headed by businessman Ricardo Badouer and the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) will boost the teams morale as the sponsor has promised  to support the National teams as they head to Uganda.

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Last year in a friendlies, the Kenyan teams lost to their Ugandan counterparts therefore creating a rivalry going into the championships. Earlier this year the year the Kenyan team gave a Rwanda a run for their money in the first International friendly that was played this year.

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Written by Merxcine Cush

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