14 May 2011
KENYA : Students seek to raid the bank vault
Champions Co-operative Bank take on Strathmore University as the national basketball league resumes with 15 matches on card in Nairobi, Kisumu, Nakuru and Mombasa this weekend.
Co-op beat Masinde Muliro University 62-55 in their last assignment in Kakamega and the bankers will be out again to garner two points against the students in the high-profile match at Nyayo National Stadium.
Strathmore’s 61-45 pipping of KCB Lions motivated coach Tonny Ochieng to rock Ulinzi Warriors 63-62 and he will parade Tonny Abondo and Ronald Gundo to resist the anticipated pressure from Co-op’s Moses Kamau, Eugene Genga and Peter Kiganya.
Dangerous in outside shooting
After recovering to defeat Thunder 63-46, Ulinzi host MMUST at 4.30pm in a tie expected to go either way.
Experienced Victor Odendo, who has proved dangerous in outside shooting, will team up with Ancette Wafula and Ben Mufutu to frustrate the visiting varsity students.
Terrorists, who have remained impressive after their relegation, take on World Hope while Africa Nazarene University battle Kenya Polytechnic.
Coach Sylvia Njeri’s Strathmore women start as favourites against a weak Kenya Poly as Mennonites square it out with KCA-U.
Making their first outing
KPA, whose unbeaten record shattered by Eagle Wings (49-45) in Nairobi recently, host Predators at Makande Gymnasium. Winnie Kanani and Valentine Apondi will be making their first outing for the tourists.
Nakuru Club host Nairobi’s Umoja at Menengai