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Scramble for slots as Silverbacks start Zone V preps - Feb 1, 2017


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Norman Blick
Norman Blick (199-F/G-83), Mark Opio, Jonah Otim (SG) and Ivan Lumanyika (F/C-92) will have another chance to influence Silverbacks coach Mandy Juruni as the national team prepares for next month's Fiba Africa Zone V basketball championship in Egypt. The quartet who all missed out as the Silverbacks made a maiden appearance at the 2015 Afro Basket were among 12 domestic league players that were due to start training yesterday at YMCA. The team is preparing for zonal tournament where the top two nations will qualify for the continental championship due August 17-31 in Congo-Brazzaville. 'We intend to have eight local based and four foreign players. At the moment we are yet to decide on who the four will be because of the number of players who have expressed interest but who might not be considered Ugandan citizens,' stated Grace Kwizera a member of the Muhammed Santur led national team committee. In 2015 US-based guard John Baligwaire who emerged MVP in the Zone V qualifiers missed out on the Afro Basket championship after Fuba failed to convince the world governing body Fiba that he was a Ugandan citizen. Consequently, Brandon Sebirumbi (205-C-90, college: Furman, agency: Dynamics Global Management) filled the spot offered to a naturalised player for each participating team as uganda finished 15th. Also on the squad is Oilers guard Ben Komakech who has since fully recovered from a serious knee problem that saw him miss large parts of the 2015 season. Fuba according to Kwizera are also planning a training camp in Egypt ahead of the zonal tournament that will take place in March 12-18.
Courtesy of: nation.co.ke   




Eugene Genga
Blazers cool off MKU Thika to storm play-off semis - 2 days ago
Blazers on Saturday qualified for the men's Kenya Basketball Federation Division Two play-offs semi-final after battling from behind to register a 56-50 win over MKU Thika in Game Two at Strathmore University, Madaraka. The victory saw Blazers eliminate MKU Thika 2-0 in the best-of-three series quarter-finals following their 62-57 win in Game One. Saturday's match was a repeat of Game Two which was rained off last weekend in the first quarter when both teams had 10-10. Blazers, led by vet...   [read more]

Tylor Ongwae
Tylor Ongwae (ex Taranaki MA) signs at Massagno - 1 month ago
5 STELLE SAM Basket Massagno Lugano (SBL) landed 26-year old Kenyan forward Tylor Ongwae (199-93kg-91, college: La-Monroe). He played in the summer at Taranaki Mountainairs in New Zealand NBL league. Ongwae managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 18 NBL games he averaged impressive 18.0ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.4apg and 1.8spg (in top 3). It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Australiabasket.com New Zealand NBL All-Imports Team and 2nd Team....   [read more]

Desmond
Owili
KPA, Equity post victories - 1 month ago
Kenya Ports Authority survived a late rally from Tanzania's ABC to beat them 81-77 for their second straight win as the Fiba Africa Zone Five basketball club championships entered day two at Lugogo Indoor Courts in Kampala on Monday. This happened as championships debutants Equity Bank of Kenya beat Tanzania's Don Bosco 68-48 in their opening match at the same venue. Against ABC, the dockers who together with Rwanda Patriots and City Oil of Uganda are championships favourites, led 16-9 in...   [read more]


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