The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: KPA Tackle Varsity Girls At Makande in Playoff Tie

KENYA Ports Authority tackle United States International University in the women's playoff finals Game One encounter at the Makande Welfare hall today.

The porters, who have won the premier league title for 13 years, will bank on their good home ground record and home support to reclaim the accolade they last won three years ago. Game Two is tomorrow at the same venue.

Coach Anthony Ojukwu is aware of the threat posed by the "Flames" having just come back from the Africa club championships in Meknes, Morocco where they finished fifth on their continental debut.

KPA, who have been in strict training ahead of the five game series will rely upon their stars led by Yvonne Akinyi, Hellen Oketch, Brenda Angeshi, Mwajuma Suleiman and Lucy Ohanga.

USIU on the other hand will hope he indefatigable national team guard Hilda Indasi, who was declared the best three point shooter in Morocco will continue her hot shooting streak which has made her the darling of the crowd. She will need help from playmaker Cynthia Irankunda, Emma Nyakweba, Linda Mfuchi and Sarah Chan.

USIU will be playing in their second successive finals after they fell to Eagle Wings last year. KPA will hope to win both games in Mombasa to be on the safe side before travelling to Nairobi next weekend to confront the students who shut out Wings 3-1 for a date with the dock women. At the same time, Kenya Basketball Federation also confirmed the annual Jamhuri Day open tournament will be on in the coastal town beginning today. Top guns have confirmed participation.

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