24 April 2014
UGANDA : Falcons basketball club ink Ug.shs 200M Krinshna deal
Ahead of the 2013 FUBA basketball season, Falcons
basketball club has on Thursday afternoon announced a Ug.shs 200 million
deal with wax manufacturers, Krishna at Arirang Hotel in Kampala.
“As a club we are so glad to unveil the deal worth
Ug.shs 200M with Krishna. In the nearby future, we shall be disclosing
the rest of the partners we shall work within the new season”, Club
President, Robert Kagolo said.
Agreement with Makerere University:
At the same occasion, Falcons used the occasion to
sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Makerere University as a
way of partnering to use the institution’s basketball facility for
training and hosting home games.
“We have partnered with Falcons for a long time and
today is a great time to legalize issues”, a jovial Peninah Kabenge, an
administrator at Makerere University told the press.
Falcons will refurbish the Makerere University
basketball facility in a separate deal whose details could not be
revealed to the press due to a confidentiality clause in the agreement.
"Today doubles as the d-day to disclose that
Falcons as an affiliate member to Makerere University will use the
Makerere main grounds basketball courts as our home ground for the next 5
years. We can not reveal the contract's nitty gritty due to a binding
confidentiality clause", Kagolo, a lawyer by profession said.
The club's players have all been contracted and
will receive basic wages and salaries. The team has recruited Ives
Kalambay (from Makindye Shooters), Abdul Ntale (Berkley), Johan Mukwemba
(Rhinos) and the South Sudanese ace. Luelbai Marial Diamonds in the
The 4 new players will join the experienced pack of
team Captain, Peter Elugat, Herbert Akita, Douglas Uwizera, Sande Okot,
Kabangu Serge, Emmanuel Aupal, Moses Okwera, Cyrus Kiviri, and the
Steven duo of Mwesige and the ever fresh vetern Steven Omwony.
Falcons' Head coach used the moment to echo the
readiness of his charges and promised a diligent season with silverware
as the final reward.
"I speak on technical issues. About my players, we
are ready for the challenges that come forth with the season. We are
working for the main prize, being champions", a confident sounding Obol,
The 2014 FUBA season kicks off Friday at the YMCA
courts with two games. The ladies duel will involve the defending
champions, UCU lady Canons taking on the KIU rangers while the men's
defending champions, City Oilers will take on UCU men in the second game
EGYPT : Al Gezira Champion of Egypt
Al Gezira won the Egyptian basketball league
title. Despite their defeat against Sporting, 67-87 during the final day
of Spurleague, Al Gezira celebrated their champion of Egypt title.
Before this last episode of the fourth phase of the national
championship, Al Gezira players remained undefeated. Successor of the
Alexandria Sporting Club in charts, the new champion of Egypt displays
an overview of 9 wins 1 loss at the end of this phase.
KENYA : Kenya U-18 Sides for Zone Five Bonanza
KENYA will send the under-18 boys and girls
teams to the FIBA Africa Zone Five championships in Uganda next month.
Vitalis Gode, the Kenya Basketball Federation secretary, confirmed the
deal has been sealed after successful talks with the Kenya Secondary
School Sports Association (KSSSA) in Mombasa.
"We talked to KSSSA who have agreed to work on this programme. The
arrangement is good and the terms of agreement favours both parties,"
said Gode. Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda have confirmed participation. He
said he is still waiting for more confirmations from other regional
The tournament will throw off in Kampala from May 11-17 and the
winners will book a ticket to the Fiba Africa junior event to be held at
a venue yet to be announced later.
The players will be named from the two teams that won the national
school championships in the coastal town last week. Upper Hill won the
boys trophy while Shimba Hills emerged best in the girls' category.
RWANDA : Junior Hoops teams in warm-up games
Rwanda U18 vs PJB - 4pm
Rwanda U18 vs PJB - 6pm
RWANDA JUNIOR basketball national teams (boys and girls) are set to
play warm-up matches today against Congolese side Promo Jeune Basketball
at Amahoro indoor stadium court.
The boys’ and girls teams are preparing for the upcoming Zone 5
Afro-basketball tournament scheduled for May 10 to 15 in Kampala,
The Kampala tournament is meant to act as a qualifier for the Africa
Nations Championships for U-18 men’s Afro-basket games in Madagascar and
U-18 women event in Mali.
While the boys’ team has qualified for the continent event three
times, the girl’s team will be looking for their 1st qualification.
Rwanda will battle for the top prize against Tanzania, Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Egypt, Burundi and hosts Uganda.
23 April 2014
UGANDA : FUBA outlines year long agenda
FUBA 2014 Season:
Fri, 25th April 2014
UCU Lady Canons Vs KIU Rangers - Women (6:30 pm)
City Oilers Vs UCU Canons - Men (8:30 pm)
The long awaited National basketball league is set to kick off this
Friday at the Uganda Young Men's Association (YMCA) basketball courts
"This year's season promises to be bigger and better than the
previous seasons held", Ambrose Tashobya, FUBA president remarked at a
special media briefing held to usher in the season long preparation
The well attended ceremony took place at Hotel Triangle in Kampala on Wednesday morning.
Defending Champions draw first blood:
The women's defending champions, UCU lady canons will enter the frey
first with a date against KIU Rangers in a 6:30 pm kick off at YMCA
before the men's engagement to be played under floodlights between
defending Champions, City Oilers taking on the UCU canons.
FUBA also outlined their year long agenda that includes the national
U-18 team tournament, the national ladies 3 by 3 team and the Zonal team
FIBA Referees' Course:
Uganda is set to host the first ever FIBA international referees'
course early next Month. FIBA Instructor from Egypt has already
confirmed his participation in the week long course that will be held at
Hotel Triangle in Kampala.
Uganda will be represented by 7 officials.
FUBA Vice President in charge of administration informed the media
that they are planning a special press conference in the week to come
where they will officially unveil the stake holders and the sponsors
attached to the Federation.
NEXT FUBA LEAGUE FIXTURES: ALL GAMES AT YMCA
Sharing Youth vs KIU Titans 13:30
Nkumba Marines vs TigerHead Power 15:30
Magic Stormers vs KIU Rangers 17:30 - Women
Falcon vs Ndejje Univ. Angels
Crane High Ladies vs Nkumba Lady Marines 18:30 NBL Women
UCU Canons vs Charging Rhinos 20:30 NBL Men
ANGOLA : Basketball Championship Last Phase Starts On Thursday
Luanda — The final phase of the national
senior males basketball championship (BAIBasket) will kick off Thursday
in Luanda, with four teams to fight for the winning of the title, 1º de
Agosto, Recreativo do Libolo, Petro de Luanda and Interclube.
The teams will be disputed in robin-round system in four turns and
the side that wins greater number of points will be crowned champions of
The penultimate phase of the championship was won by 1º de Agosto
with 15 points, followed by Recreativo do Libolo (14), Interclube (12)
and Petro de Luanda (11), but they all enter this stage without any
KENYA : Daystar Beat Don Bosco As Wanaswa Steals Show
FRANCIS Wanaswa led Daystar University to a
58-49 win over Don Bosco in the Nairobi Basketball Association (NBA)
league match at Railways Club.
Wanaswa, who has top scored for his team in all their opening three
ties, out-scored two-time NBA scoring leader Joel Atebe with 25 points
against 23. The duo have showed early intentions of battling for the
leading scorers chart.
In their other matches, Daystar University thumped MKU Nairobi 50-28
as Wanaswa nailed 15 while Don Bosco dismissed Our Lady Queen of Peace
72-61 with Atebe posting 33. Linda Mfuchi also maintained her form,
posting 31 points to lead Equity Bank to a 96-30 thumping of Zetech
College. Pandas beat Embakasi Dynamos 57-45, Ulinzi won 69-44 against
Zetech Thika Road while 4-Christ beat Woodley Knights 66-37.
22 April 2014
KENYA : Full weekend basketball results
KBF WEEKEND SATURDAY 19TH RESULTS
Eldonets 23/59 vs Zetech 37/69
18 pts George Oyoo 23 pts Joshua Kisali
10 pts John Biar 12 pts Jeremia Opiyo
Lakeside 31/78 vs Baraka 24/60
20 pts Brian Onsoto
Menonites 07/16 vs Strathmore 28/76
08 pts Abigal Ogechi 16 pts Melisa Akinyi
11 pts Tanya Ogwel
Safespaces 24/53 vs KU. Oryx 15/42
16 pts Peninah Nthenya 17 pts Betty Kananu
12 pts Jane Ouko 11 pts Vivian Odera
Mennonites 11/28 vs Blades 24/68
10 pts Kevin Oodior 27 pts Henry Onono
14 pts Valetine Nyakinda
Coopbank 32/53 vs Storms 15/40
11 pts Linnet Mukiri 12 pts Susan Akinyi
10 pts Belinda Akinyi 10 pts Faustine Mandu
KU. Pirates 26/51 vs Nakuru clb 36/66
16 pts Jackton Agunda 22 pts James Okerio
13 pts Mathew Garton
Parklands 23/55 vs Jkuat 27/52
17 pts Mathew Delton 28 pts Lubano Brian
12 pts Pius Wekesa
Umoja 33/57 vs Littleprince 20/49
22 pts Kevin Sunguti 16 pts Brian Reagan
12 pts Pius Wekesa
Trailblazers 15/36 vs Dankind 36/60
11 pts Howard Nyerere 10 pts Dennis Ongwaro
10 pts Robert Mwangi
Barclays 36/62 vs W/hope 18/54
16 pts Abel Kimondo 23 pts Partrick Wakasiaka
16 pts Mike Lopokoyit
MKU Kakamega 47/99 vs Baraka 20/37
32 pts Ansalia Onalo 23 pts Amos Wachira
14 pts Felix Omondi 07 pts Nashon Owiti
14 pts Wena Sialo
Lakeside 28/46 vs Zetech 10/35
13 pts Dennis Nyabuti 10 pts Jeremy Opiyo
Ulinzi 32/78 vs Kca-u 13/27
21 pts Bridgit Nanzala 11 pts Rebeka Nkatha
16 pts Rebeja Sarange 08 pts Liz Walioba
Menno 08/16 vs E/wings 28/55
04 pts Abigal Ogechi 12 pts Annerose Atieno
12 pts Evelyn Nora
K.a.a. 29/59 vs Equitybank 28/50
19 pts Danson Ngati 13 pts Vincent Onsogo
Terror 38/72 vs Blazers 25/67
12 pts Derick Awour 21 pts Abel Nson
12 pts Dan Nabuya 13 pts Abdihakim Omar
Coopbank 32/72 vs Strathmore 21/44
14 pts Titus Musembi 13 pts Shilton Peter
11 pts Allan Oloo
RWANDA : Boys Tipped to Win U18 Zone V Basketball Title
THE NATIONAL U-18 Boys' team has what it
takes to win the Zone 5 Afro-basketball tournament scheduled for May 10
to 15 in Kampala, Uganda. The Rwanda Basketball Federation(Ferwaba)
Secretary General, Richard Mutabazi has said.
"I don't see any reason why the boys' team won't win the tournament.
They have had enough preparations and considering the talent in the
team, we are optimistic they will lift the title," Mutabazi told
Saturday Sport this week before adding that it's the girls'
inexperienced team that could find more challenges.
The two teams started training on April 14 and will be aiming at qualifying for the continental championships.
The Kampala tournament is meant to act as a qualifier for the Africa
Nations Championships for U-18 men's Afro-basket games in Madagascar and
U-18 women event in Mali.
While the boys' team has qualified for the continent event three
times, the girl's team will be looking for their 1st qualification.
Rwanda will battle for the top prize against Tanzania, Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Egypt, Burundi and hosts Uganda.
Boys' team: Deo Amani, Gilbert Cyusa, Yannick Gihana, Pacifique
Habyarimana, Fiston Irutingabo, Serge Kagame, Ian Mugabo, Edmond
Mujyarugamba, Victor Mutabaruka, Diedonne Ndizeye Ndayisaba, Bienvenue
Niyonsaba, Walter Nkurunziza, Yvan Axel Nshimiye Rwema, Bruno Nyamwasa,
Raphael Nzitonda and Jean Marie Rukerimbere.
Girls: Ange Akimana, Angela Dusabirema, Gihozo, Marie Laurence
Imanizabayo, Jean d'Arc Masengesho, Angelique Nyirashimiyimana, Nadine
Rutagengwa, Emerance Tuyisenge, Jordan Odette Umuhoza, Justine Umuhoza,
Martine Umuhoza, Better Umutoni, Nicole Urwibutso, Nicole Utamuliza,
Christine Uwibambe, Sandrine Uwiduhaye and Pierrette.
NIGERIA : Nigeria Basketball League - Kano Pillars Mauls Kada Stars
The Nigerian Basketball league season entered the seventh week this weekend.
Kano Pillars bombarded Kada Stars in the Savannah Conference, with the game ending 84 - 36.
Union Bank also beat Islanders by 80- 73 in the Atlantic Conference.
Week 7 match results.
Union Bank 80-73 Islanders
Police Batons 66-71 Dodan Warriors
Customs 62-66 Oluyole Warriors
Kwara Falcons 71-49 Royal Hoopers
Kano Pillars 84-36 Kada Stars
Bauchi Nets 51-62 Mark Mentors
Gombe Bulls W/O Niger Potters(W/O) Walk Over
21 April 2014
TUNISIA : International Tournament - U18 National Team of Tunisia in Cherbourg
The U18 Men's National Team of Tunisia is participating in an
international tournament organized by AS Cherbourg from 18 to 20 April
at the sports complex Nordez, Cherbourg, France.
After two days, Tunisians have achieved two victories in as many
games. During the first day, Friday, April 18, 2014, they have defeated
the host team, AS Cherbourg, 77-42, before winning over England this
Saturday, April 19th on the score of 60-41.
Tunisia is in Group B with AS Cherbourg, England and Caen BC while
Group A is composed of Ireland, Meeting, Manchester and Anjou BC.
UGANDA : UCU make it six in six
Makerere’s Jonah Mukwamba (5) tries sweep away UCU’s Calvin Ochan’s
lay-up during a Zuku Basketball League clash at Mukono on Saturday.
Photo by Aminah Babirye
By Elvis Senono
Monday, April 21
Makerere were expected to give UCU a tough challenge
when the two met in the Zuku University Basketball League on Saturday.
Instead, UCU ran away with an easy win, the sixth in six games. With two
games left two play, the Mukuno side is now set to finish the regular
Mukono- Spurred by vocal home
support, UCU continued to underline their superiority in the Zuku
University Basket League with their fifth and sixth wins at the weekend.
Despite having six players, the Mukono side were
too strong for second-placed Makerere University (Mak) and Uganda
Martyrs University (UMU,) thumping the visitors 84-42 and 60-39
respectively at UCU court on Saturday.
Joseph Chuma top scored in both games,
contributing 27 and 18 points while Joseph Wacha and Jonathan Egau added
12 points apiece against UMU to accompany the 20 and 16 against Mak.
Patrick Seduge was meanwhile the only Makerere
player with double figures, scoring a team high 13 points together with
11 boards. The margins got even bigger in the ladies games as Purity
Adhiambo poured 44 points16 rebounds and eight assists as UCU massacred
IUIU, meanwhile, suffered their fifth consecutive loss in as many games going down 72-12 to Makerere.
UCU1 10 -5 UMU
MAK 71 -12 IUIU
UMU 30 –29 IUIU
MAK 53–35 Kisubi
UCU 60-39 UMU
UMU 52–42 IUIU
UCU 84-42 MAK
KENYA : This Is for Odindo
UPPER HILL trounced Mang'u 67-33 in the Kenya Secondary School Games
boys' basketball final at Shimo La Tewa and immediately dedicated their
victory to their former player Adrian Odindo who died last week.
Upper Hill won the title for the second year running alongside
Mombasa region's Shimba Hills who made it three times in a row. Upper
Hill Coach Ronny Owino said Odindo, who had three scholarships study in
the USA met his death last week during a session in a gym in Kisumu.
"We were shocked to learn of his untimely death but we were informed
that he met his death in the gym as he was also a body-builder. This is
the only way we can posthumously honour him," said Owino.
Odindo was in the Upper Hill's squad that won both the national and
East Africa games last year. Captain Martin Mugambi who steered his team
to victory said: "We want to dedicate this win to order. He is one of
the players who congratulated us and wished us well after we beat Laser
Hill in the Metropolitan regional championships early this month," he
said. Shimba Hills retained the girls' title with a 74-44 triumph over
Metropolitan representatives and first timers at the nationals,
Parklands Arya in the hotly contested final.
By virtue of making it to the finals, Parklands , however, still
qualified to the East Africa School games alongside champions Shimba
Hills and Tigoi who finished third. Tigoi beat Loreto 73-33 in the third
"We have a better squad capable of defending the east Africa title.
We usually don't go home during holidays. When everyone is resting, we
are busy training," said Shimba Hill coach Phillip Onyango.
ANGOLA : Petro Win Angola Cup
Luanda — Petro de Luanda basketball team
conquered on Saturday the Angola Basketball Trophy, after defeating 1º
de Agosto 88-82 at the end of the second leg match of the championship,
played at Luanda Arena Pavillion.
By half time, 1º de Agosto had a seven points advantage (47-40).
At the first leg match, played in the same venue, Petro de Luanda had already won by 96-89.
NIGERIA : DSTV Basketball League - Kwara Falcons Beat Royal Hoopers
Kwara Falcons on Friday beat Royal Hoppers of
Portharcourt 71-49 in the week seven encounter of the ongoing DSTV
Basketball Premier League.
At Indoor Sports Hall of Kwara Stadium, Ilorin, the Falcons showed
the winning streak from the first quarter and maintained the lead
throughout the entire four quarters.
Speaking with newsmen at the end of the encounter, the Chairman of
the State Basketball Association, Dr Joseph Adeyemo, commended the team.
Adeyemo noted that the in-house meeting held earlier had assisted
greatly and promised that the team would continue to improve with each
Coach Tunde Kazeem, the State Director of Sports, commended the players for their performance and urged them to sustain it.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Kwara Falcons lost their earlier two games both at home and away.
With this win, the team will now play Dodan Warriors in its next game in Ilorin slated for April 25.
RWANDA : Debutants IPRC Kigali eye playoffs in hoops league
formed IPRC basketball club has a record of five wins and five defeats
at the halfway mark of the regular season. Plaisir Muzogeye.
After beating KCB and 30-Plus, Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centre
(IPRC) Kigali have now set their sights on a top four finish in the
ongoing national hoops championship.
Newly formed IPRC stunned last year’s first runners-up KBC 64-51 on
Friday evening at Amahoro indoor stadium before winning 42-31 against
30-Plus at Kimisagara youth sports centre court on Saturday.
Steve Havugintwari, Jean Paul Ndoli and Abdallahtif Nsengiyumva were
the driving forces for the new league entrants IPRC in both games.
“This is our maiden season in the league but we are not fazed by the
challenge, we’re enjoying the competition, and I believe we are on track
to achieve our set object of finishing in the top four,” IPRC head
coach Albert Buhake told Times Sport.
The former CSK coach added: “Finishing among the top sides means playing play-offs and that’s our target this season.”
IPRC have won five and lost five of their ten matches played at the halfway stage of the regular season.
They have already beaten Gisenyi BBC, KIE, NUR, 30-Plus and KBC but
lost to reigning champions Espoir, Cercle Sportif de Kigali (CSK), APR,
Rusizi and United Generation (UGB).
With a game in hand, Espoir lead the league with 20 points, three
ahead of CSK, APR are third with 16 points, level with UGB, while IPRC
Kicukiro came in fifth place with 15 points.
20 April 2014
KENYA : Financial woes weigh down Mennonite teams
Mennonite men and women basketball
clubs coach Soni Mugisha has decried financial challenges that have
contributed to their poor show as the national classic league entered
its third week.
The community clubs have had a poor start to the
2014 season, picking up from where they left in 2013. So far, both
teams have played two matches apiece and lost all in big margins.
Mennonite is one of the oldest clubs in the country and suffered a big
blow after being relegated at the close of last season.
an increase in the number of teams from twelve to sixteen gave the
Eastleigh-based clubs a lifeline and are determined to rise to the
occasion this season.
On Saturday, Mennonite ladies lost 16-76 to
Strathmore Swords while their male counterparts were beaten 68-28 by
Strathmore Blades in matches they never scored a double digit in all
“That is our biggest problem because its hard operating
without finances. If we get a sponsor today, we are ready to even
change the club’s name,” he told sportsnewsarena.com
after Saturday matches.
There has been a consistent departure by key players dealing a big blow to their campaign every season.
“This team is like an academy. We mould players only for other teams to
come and take them away just because of our financial situation.”
He has set a playoffs qualification target for both teams at the close
of this season and remains optimistic that they will find their right
“It doesn't matter which position we will finish in the top eight but playing in the playoffs is our key target.”
The biggest problem for Mennonite has been lack of teamwork with some players’ contribution counting for nothing.
Swords, Mugisha fielded twelve players but only four could find the
basket at least once for the entire forty minutes of play. Abigael
Ogechi, who topsored with 8 points, had a basket and two free throws to
account for the team’s 4-17 los in the second quarter.
the males disappointed against Blades as only six out of twelve players
could find a score as compared to their opponents who had a good
distribution of scorers.
Nakuru hold off KU Pirates
“We have players who can run and dribble but can't score. This is
something I have to change if this team will experience a quick
turnaround soonest possible,” Mugisha observed.
Blades enjoyed a
24-11 halftime lead with Henry Onono scoring a game high 27 points that
were aided by seven three-point shots. Kevin Oduor top scored for
Mennonite with 12 points.
Visiting Nakuru Club registered first
win of the season beating Kenyatta University Pirates 66-51 at the Nyayo
National Stadium gymnasium. Nakuru led 36-26 at the halftime break.
In the women premier, Co-operative Bank maintained their perfect
start to the season beating Sprite Storms 53-40 for the second straight
Safe Spaces scored 53-42 against Kenyatta University Oryx.
Peninah Nthenya top scored for Spaces with 16 points, scoring three
three-point shots and five free throws.
16 Strathmore Swords 76, Safe Spaces 53 KU Oryx 42, Mennonite 28
Strathmore Blades 68, Co-op Bank 53 Sprite Storms 40, KU Pirates 51
Nakuru Club 66, Parklands Baptist 55 JKUAT 52, Trailblazers 36 Dankid
Academy 60, Umoja 57 Little Prince
19 April 2014
KENYA : Co-op Bank face Storms in women’s basketball league
By CAXTON APOLLO
This year’s women’s basketball Premier
League and men’s Division One competition will enter the third week with
13 matches spread out in Kisumu, Kakamega, Eldoret and Nairobi this
Co-op Bank who finished sixth in last year’s
women’s competition will take on Sprite Storms Sunday from 2pm at Nyayo
Co-op Bank, who lost the services
of key players Linda Alando, Eleneour Musundi and Irene Makori, made a
bright start to the season, beating Western Delight 63-27.
The duel is one of the five matches set for Nyayo Sunday.
spearheaded by Mercy Wanyama and Susan Akinyi, routed Ulinzi Blades
(52-42) and are expected to provide a stern test to Co-op Bank.
who beat KPA 98-96 in Nairobi last weekend, will start as favourites
against Mennonites Sunday at Nyayo as Nakuru Club travel to Kenyatta
University to play Pirates.
coach Tonny Ochieng who also coaches Strathmore’s team ‘B’ will rely on
Henry Onono, Samuel Mogoko and Soja Emmanuel as he seeks two vital
first leg points against Mennonites.
In the women’s
Premier League, Safe Spaces are drawn to play struggling Oryx from
Kenyatta University in a match starting from 10.30am.
Saturday’s fixtures will see newly-promoted Barclays Bank take on hosts World Hope in men’s Division One league from 1.30pm.
The bankers have found the going tough in the league, losing their two opening matches.
They fell 46-40 to regular campaigners Little Prince in the first match before Trailblazers beat them 49-45.
At World Hope Centre: Parklands Baptist v JKUAT (9am), Umoja v Little
Prince (10.30am), Trailblazers v Dankind (12pm), Barclays Bank v World
In Eldoret: Eldonets v Zetech College (10am). In Kisumu: Lakeside v Baraka Xtreme (11am).
Nyayo Stadium: Mennonites v Strathmore (9am), Safe Spaces v Oryx
(10.30am), Mennonites v Blades (12pm), Co-op Bank v Sprite Storms (2pm),
Pirates v Nakuru Club (4pm).
As a result, veterans
Abel Kimondo and Mike Lopokoyit should use their long experience in the
top league to save Barclays Bank from another humiliation.
Hope beat Thika-based Baraka Xtreme (57-55) and their star Moses
Abraham is expected to effectively call the shots at their backyard.
Dankind Academy, who are motivated with two consecutive victories will
take on Trailblazers at Hope Centre from 12pm while Umoja have a date
with Little Prince.
Dankind defeated World Hope 68-42
followed by another 60-50 victory over Little Prince the result which
give them a head start against Trailblazers, who had struggled to beat
Barclays Bank (49-45) last weekend.
After losing 75-62
to newcomers Mombasa County in their opener, seasonal Parklands Baptist
will be out to register their first victory when they confront Jomo
Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
Eldoret Saturday, Zetech College will be away against hosts and newly
promoted Eldonets at 10am while Lakeside will play their second match at
home when they host Thika-based Baraka Xtreme at Kisumu Sports Ground
Sunday, Zetech College will travel from
Eldoret to Kisumu to meet hosts Lakeside at 10am while Mount Kenya
University Kakamega will confront Baraka Xreme at Kakamega Police
Canteen starting at 10am.
KENYA : Shimba Hills face Arya test in final
By Philip Onyango
Parklands Arya Girls Friday upset
Tigoi in basketball semi-finals to book a final date with champions
Shimba Hills during the Brookside Kenya secondary schools national Term
One games at Shimo la Tewa.
Mang’u High School also beat rivals Friends School Kamusinga 57-50 to reach the boys’ final against Upper Hill.
Arya, playing at the nationals for the first time, were cautious
against the former champions who led them 10-07 in the first quarter and
21-17 at the break.
Arya however came back stonger in the last quarter when they outscored Tigoi 24-14 to take the game to extra time.
victors had a chance to wrap up the game on the stroke of time when
Tigoi fouled Mercy Odima but referee Dave Micheal cancelled the first
free throw she made on the basis that Odima had overstayed with the
Odima missed the second throw, sending the game into extra time where Arya outplayed Tigoi 14-09.
Jackline Tinega top scored for Arya with 16 points while Samba Barbra had 15 for Tigoi .
Parklands will meet champions Shimba Hills in the final. Shimba Hills beat Loreto Limuru 110-21 in the other semi-final match.
“Am proud of my girls for they played according to plan.
have now told them to enjoy themselves in the final where they will
meet Shimba Hills,” Godfrey Mwaloma, Parklands Arya coach, said.
The boys’ final will be a repeat of group B matches when defending champions Upper Hill take on Mang’u High.
caused a major upset, beating bitter rivals Friends School Kamusinga
57-50, with Charles Omulo scoring 16 points for the losers while Teddy
Omondi had 14 points for Mang’u.
“We knew they would press us and we therefore came well prepared.
This, together with the mental toughness my players had, did all the trick for us,” Mang’u coach Peter Kimani said.
Kimani has promised to turn tables against Upper Hill who beat them in the group stages.
Hill on the other hand had Fred Malaki and Ater Ijiah scoring 14 and
15 points respectively as they whitewashed St George’s 82-46 in the
other semi-final. Gordon Oyara scored 15 points for the losers.
hockey semis also witnessed upsets after defending champions
Sinyolo Girls suffered a shock 2-0 defeat at the hands of Pacy
Kapkoilel from Nakuru region.
Ascar Cherop (45th
minute) and Vivian Chebet (60th) scored for Kapkoilel. Kapkoelel’s
coach, Moses Koech, attributed the win to proper scouting.
“We knew they were athletic and overrelied on long passes.
We therefore tightly marked their key players to cut off the supply of the balls to the midfield,” Koech said.
will not meet St John’s Kaloleni in the final after St John’s saw off
St Joseph’s Kibwezi 2-0 in the other semi final, with goals from
Florence Mwaka and Veronica Maua.
Friends School Kamusinga will meet newcommers Narok High in boys’ final
after Narok shocked tournament favourites Maseno school 1-0 in the
other semi final.
The other semi final saw Kamusinga beat Thomas Fish 3-0 in a games which they played with a lot of ease.
9.00am: Girls’ basketball final -Shimba v Parklands Arya (Shimo la Tewa)
10.30am: Boys’ basketball final - Upper Hill verses Mang’u (Shimo la Tewa)
9.00am: Girls’ hockey final - St John’s v Kapkoilel (Shanzu TTC)
10.30am: Boys’ hockey final - Kamusinga v Narok (Shanzu TTC)
18 April 2014
UGANDA : ZUBL: UCU back in action as regular season nears end
Charles Habonimana and the Kisubi Brothers got their first ZUBL win at Bugema University on Wednesday
UCU Vs UMUMakerere Vs IUIU
Makerere Vs Kisubi Brothers
UMU Vs IUIU
UCU Vs Makerere
It has been over two weeks since Uganda Christian University had a
game in the university basketball league. Their matches in the other
conference – Ndejje, have completed their regular season schedule with a
perfect 8-0 and 6-0 records.
The title favourites will be back in action on Saturday as they play
host to a number of Conference A games that get underway from 2pm
onwards. Not only does UCU hold perfect records in the league, they
also lead the league in point average with men’s side averaging over 88
points per game and the women 92 points per game both with 4-0 records.
The high scoring Mukono based institution will be up against Uganda Matyrs University (UMU) and Makerere University.
Makerere will also be up against playoff hopefuls Islamic University
in Uganda (IUIU) and the Kisubi Brothers who have endured a rough
welcome into university basketball.
Meanwhile, it was another tale of depressing familiarity for the
Kisubi Brothers when they visited Uganda Martyrs University on Tuesday
for their fourth game of the regular season. The Brothers who had
shipped in an average of 62 points in the previous games seemed headed
in the same direction after three quarters – indeed they got there and
supersede the mark suffering their second biggest defeat of the season
in the 89-32 loss to the hosts.
On Wednesday the games headed east to Bugema University. Kisubi
Brothers along with Bugema University were the only teams without wins
in the men’s conferences before they faced off on Wednesday when the
ZUBL went to Bugema University for the first time. The Brothers got
their first win on Bugema’s own concrete. Thanks to Kellian Ochens game
high 17 points they got a 50-49 edge over their hosts.
Bugema joined the other universities as they got their first win (out of conference) on Thursday against IUIU at Makerere.
Uganda Martyrs Univ 89-32 Kisubi Brothers Univ
St. Lawrence Univ 38-55 Cavendish Univ
Bugema Univ 49-50 Kisubi Brothers
Bugema Univ 27-26 Kampala Univ (Women)
Kisubi Brothers 49-51 IUIU
Bugema Univ 54-46 IUIU
Bugema Univ 31-22 IUIU (Women)
ANGOLA : Petro De Luanda Beat 1º De Agosto in Angola Cup
Petro de Luanda defeated on Thursday night 1º de Agosto by 96-89, in
the first leg match of the senior males basketball Angola cup, disputed
at Luanda's Multi-purpose arena.
In the first half, Petro de Luanda were already winning the game by 41-39.
The second leg match will be played on Saturday at the same venue.
LIBERIA : LBA expels two clubs
The Liberia Basketball Association (LBA) has withdrawn Deviers and FUBBA
from the 2nd Division fixture of the ongoing 2014/15 league season,
Secretary General Allen Goodridge has confirmed.
The LBA Chief Scribe said the decision is due to the deliberate double
forfeits of the two clubs which contravene the rules governing
According to him, the clubs will now be removed from all of the league activities due to the violation of the LBA rules.
It can be recalled since the kick-off of the LBA league, Deviers and
FUBBA have not honor any of their fixtures despite their approval to
feature in this year’s competition.
Deviers basketball club 1st forfeited against YMCA cardinals on first
match day while their 2nd forfeit came against FUBBA where both team did
not show up.
Meanwhile the managements of both clubs are yet to comment on the latest action of the local Basketball house.
KENYA : Upper Hill in Semis
NATIONAL boys basketball defending champions
Upper Hill yesterday cruised to the semi-finals of the Kenya Secondary
Schools Term One Games after beating Northern representatives Kang'aru
88-25 during a match played at Shanzu Teachers Training College
Upper Hill will meet Mombasa's St George's, who eliminated Mandera
154-20 in the first semi. Match-wise, Upper Hill were in a class of
their own dominating all the four quarters, which they wrapped 24-01,
17-8, 29-6 and 12-10 respectively.
Upper Hill's Fred Malati bagged a game high of 20 points with
Emmanuel Kajula posting 15 points. Robin Mutuma was the losers' best
scorer with 15 points. Other players who played a key role in the Upper
Hill win were Martin Mugambi, Isaiah Ater, Garang Deng, Lee Samba, Tilen
Buluma, Desmond Otach, Ernest Onjula Augustine Sekiete, Joshua Omolo
and Simon Sekut.
Upper Hill coach Ronny Owino exuded confidence that they are going all the way in as far as the week-long event is concerned.
"I can't underrate St George's because they have good players but I
have a bank of equally good players who can beat any team. I have no
injuries so fo far and I am confident of victory," said Owino.
The second semi-final will pit Nzoia region's Friends Kamusinga
against Mang'u. Kamusinga sailed to the final after running over Lake
region's Ambira 88-52 in the match dubbed 'Mashemeji Derby' at Shimo la
Tewa School. The Moses Khaoya coached Kamusinga had the likes of Martin
Nandi, Keith Masinde, William Omondi, Patrick Oduor, Geoffrey Obuya,
Billy James, Teddy Omondi, James Mbugua, Paul Ekiru and Sidney Wekesa
also playing a key role.
Khaoya said: "We are aware of the task ahead in the semis because
Mangu have very focused player, but we promise to give them a run for
their money," he added.
To reach semis, Mang'u shot down Kirobon 48-37. The Aberdares region
team were dominant throughout the match-- sweeping all the quarters
29-19, 15-04, 27-18 and 17-11. Joseph Obiero posted game high of 12
points while Raymond Kimathi scored 11 points.
In the girls category, defending champions Shimba Hills booked a
ticket to the semis after punishing Moi Girls, Eldoret 88-32 in a match
played at Shanzu. Shimba recorded 11-19, 20-27, 07-24, 04-18 in all the
quarters. They will be up against Metropolitan's Loreto Girls who
thrashed Northern's Ogle 82-14 at Shimo La Tewa.
Shimba's Elsie Anyango was the top scorer with 18 as Maria Komba
posted 15 points. Parklands also from Nairobi sailed through to the
semis after sending packing Mabera 71-37 in a one-sided match at the
LIBERIA : LBA League: Timber Wolves upset Mighty Barrolle
Mighty Barrolle got up to a disappointing start in the 2014 Liberia
Basketball Association (LBA) First Division League on Sunday as they
were whipped 53-49 points by Timber Wolves.
The Rollers got up to a frustrating start against inspiring Timber
Wolves at the Open Air Sports Commission on Broad Street on Sunday.
Timber Wolves who are now fans’ favorite due to the signing of some top
players in the likes of Glen Nimely, Jethro Bings among others
dominated the match taking the lead in the first and second quarters
before the break.
The overzealous Wolves’s side proved supreme against the experienced
Rollers squad as they went on to clinch their first victory on Sunday.
LPRC collected their second success in the league as the three times champions staged a 70- 53 points win against Flames.
Oilers took the lead in the first quarter achieving 23-12 points over Flames.
The second quarter was magnificent for Flames to recover, but Oilers
maintained the lead as they increased the points to 37-23 to end the
Fredrick Myers three points was possible to reduce the score line 54-41 in the third quarters.
LPRC Oilers’s head Cocah Paul Houlsen said that his side is targeting the fourth championship title this season.
In the other match Heats defeated S. Brothers with a score line of
82-30 points in game one, game two saw host Commissioners bowed to S.
In Saturday’s parings Cesstos Mogars were whipped 55-53 points as the
Barnersville Side was narrowly wiped by old hands NPA Pythons.
K. Detta overwhelmingly dragged D. Queens 120- 2 points as the both
clubs locked horns in game three of the Saturday’s encounters.
In the day’s first encounter, Kardinals received 20 points following the forfeits of Deviers.
Another interesting showdown was exhibited on Saturday, April 5, 2014;
Fubba and Deviers lost points each for not showing up, SAC-Based battle
U. Prince in game two but it was U- Prince who took the day with 45-21
On Friday, April 4, 2014 B. Bull was unable to host Heats as they
forfeited 20 points in game one, Fubba also refused to welcome home H.
Pointers as they forfeited 20 points in game two, while Dream Team II
saw Flames defeated 56-48 points at home in the day’s last encounter.v
The LBA National League continue Tuesday with another interesting
matches in game one, Deviers will host G. Blazer as Kirdinals anger B.
Bull in game two of the league.
LIBERIA : C-Delta Confirms Withdrawal from LBA League
technical manager and captain of C-Delta Basketball Club, Eddie Panton
and Claudia George have confirmed the team’s withdrawal from the
national basketball league.
The duo said the withdrawal is due to the untimely opening of the league in the raining season.
They said the 2014 Basketball League will not end at the open-air
Sports Commission and the league will not continue at the SKD Sports
Complex because of the pending renovation.
Coach Panton and skipper George described the one-phase 2014 basketball league as a mockery.
“The basketball league has never stated in April before which
inarguably means the league should not because we’re in the rainy
season,” Coach Panton said.
He added: “The next thing is where to practice during the raining
season; the only place is at the YMCA --- but unfortunately, the
Children Vacation Basketball Program will be on.”
Ms. George, who is also captained the female national team, said the
opening of the league in April is improper because the league will not
end because of the rain and there is nowhere else to go to continue the
“It’s just regrettable that this administration could not observe the
climate since the Sports Commission is not covered,” Ms. George said.
In his reaction LBA president, Rufus Anderson said C-Delta’s argument
does not hold, and expressed confidence that the league would end
He added: “We believe the league will end with the participation of the 43 teams in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd division leagues.”
The founder of C-Delta, Montserrado County’s District # 7
Representative, Solomon George could meanwhile not be reached up to
press time yesterday for his reaction.