21 October 2009

KENYA : Spaces qualify for KBF Premier League

By Erick Ochieng’

Safe Spaces have become the first club to qualify for the Kenya Basketball Federation women’s premier league.

But Kenya Polytechnic University, who were poised to join Safe Spaces, were disappointed on Tuesday when Predators hammered them 49-25.

This prompted Poly to protest the Game Three match playoffs accusing Nairobi Basketball Association (NBA) officials of bias.
"This is what they wanted, they do not want us to continue to the Premier League because they want Poly to stay in NBA League forever," Poly player, Faith Wanyoike, protested.

Poly said they were not satisfied with Tuesday’s results saying the match was officiated to suit Predators.

Many quarters

Postponement of Poly versus Predators Game Three match drew protestations from many quarters and Poly’s coach Fred Omondi said NBA had a hidden agenda.

Contacted, NBA chairman, Ronny Owino, said the match that was due to be played on Tuesday at Kawangware’s Hope Centre was postponed because one of Predators players lost her husband.

Poly needs to win one of the remaining two playoff matches to advance to the premiership.

Safe Spaces who have won all the matches beat World Hope 52-40 in Game Three to make it to the Premier League.

Poly men beat Nairobi Aviation 60-55 in their Game Four playoff.

Moses Musosi and Mandela Otieno scored for Aviation and Poly 13 and 15 points.

Poly won the first quarter 14-11 and lost the second 29-14. On resumption after the break, Poly improved play and won 17-7 and 15-8 in third and fourth quarters.

In another Game Four playoff Trail Blazers edged out Emyba 70-60 at the venue.

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