17 July 2012

RWANDA : Amanovic Wary of Physical Kenyans

THE national U-18 basketball coach Nenad Amanovic has called on his players to be aggressive against their Kenyan opponents during the Zone five qualifiers set for this weekend at Amahoro Indoor Stadium.
Rwanda will only come up against Kenya in a two-day event after regional countries (Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan and Ethiopia) bowed out of the tournament owing to financial constraints.
Kenyan players are known to be physical and the Croatian-born coach has urged his players to not underestimate their strongest rivals but to go out there with focused minds.
"I have received reports that the Kenyans are very physical, so we are working on how to increase our aggressiveness to counter the physical aspect of their game,"
"It will be very competitive because we had penciled out Kenya as the biggest challenge." the Croatian coach said dispelling claims that a two-team tourney will not be exciting.
The junior hoops will play two matches each in the men and women categories with the winners qualifying for African men and women Basketball championship slated for August and September in Mozambique and Madagascar respectively.

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