The USIU-Africa ladies basketball team began their campaign to qualify for the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) Premier League semi-final playoffs with a 69-42 win against perennial rivals Eagle Wings. Game one of the best-of-three match Series was held at the basketball court this last Sunday, November 13, and will be the last Premier League match the team will play this year.
The team, which is due to leave for the women’s edition of the FIBA Africa Club Championships in the Mozambican capital of Maputo, on Monday, November 21, qualified for the continental tourney by virtue of finishing runners-up during the FIBA Africa Zone V regional club championship in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, in September this year.
The men’s basketball team also won their Premier League match against Daystar University 67-21 at the same court a day before, before losing to Kenyatta University 31-39 in fast-paced match. The win, however catapults them to third place, earning them a quarter-final playoff berth against sixth-placed Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) on Saturday, November 19 at KPA grounds in the coastal city of Mombasa.
Ladies Basketball Team to compete in continental tourney