April 14, 2024

KPA back in KBF action this weekend

KPA back in KBF action this weekend
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Currently, former champions Ulinzi Warriors lead the men's standings, with two matches to the conclusion of their regular season, on 36 points.

Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) sides will be the only premier league teams in action this weekend in the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) premier league. 

Both the men and women's teams have not featured in the league since January as they were out on continental assignments before requesting for postponement of their matches sighting management issues. 

Men's league holders face University of Nairobi (UoN) Terror on Saturday 18 March before taking on Nairobi City Thunder on Sunday while their women's side will play UoN Dynamites and Kisumu Lakeside. 

The men's side, under coach Sammy Kiki, have lost just one match. The defending champions have played 13 matches so far, losing only once, early on in the first leg to varsity side Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Wolfpacks. 

The tactician says the long break is likely to affect their match fitness but remains confident that they will deliver and fight to finish the regular league top of the table. 

Kiki maintains that they will build some momentum in this weekend's matches then ride on that in the remaining games as the dockers play catch up. A majority of the other teams are left with less than three matches to the conclusion of the regular season. 

"We find a rhythm then ride as we work on getting better ahead of the playoffs. There might be some fixture congestion as we are behind other teams but we will work around it and ensure we finish the regular season top of the table," Kiki added. 

Currently, former champions Ulinzi Warriors lead the men's standings, with two matches to the conclusion of their regular season, on 36 points. 

Equity Dumas are second on the log on 34 points having played 19 matches while Strathmore Blades, having played 21 matches are third on the log with 34 points. 

Saturday 18th March 2023.

NAKURU

9am Cabals Elitists Vs NIBS Panthers.

Mombasa

9am Moischers Nets Vs Kisii Neighbors

10.30am Coastal Queens Vs Kisii Uni.Vipers

12nn Congo Nets Vs Kisii Uni.Raptore

2.00pm KPA Vs UON Dynamites

4.00pm KPA Vs Terror

USIU

10am USIU Flames Vs TH3 Swish

12nn Blazers Vs Neosasa

2pm FootPrints Vs Swift 

4pm Hope Vs NBK Phoenix 

Sunday 19th March 2023.

Mombasa

9am Coastal Queens Vs MMU

10.30am Moischers Nets Vs Kisii Uni.Raptors

12nn.Congo Nets Vs Kisii Neighbors

2pm KPA Vs Kisumu Lady Bucks

4pm KPA Vs Thunder.

USIU

9am NIBS Panthers Vs NBK Phoenix

10.30am JKUAT Straycats Vs Blazers

12nn Strath Swords Vs KCA U

2pm USIU Flames Vs FootPrints

4pm MAB Vs KCA U.