07 March 2014

KENYA : Champs Eagle Wings Allay Fear of Withdrawing From Premiership

FORMER national women's basketball champions Eagle Wings will feature in the 2013 season contrary to rumours that they had withdrawn. Eagle Wings assistant coach Evelyne Kedogo yesterday allayed fears that they are out of the Premier League race. She said the self supporting team are very much intact and are good to go. The new season throws off March 29.
"Yes we will take part in the league this year. We have lost only one player as far as I know and even if we were to remain with five players, we will still be available." She said. Eagle Wings lost their founder and coach Thomas Smatts Oumbo last month and Kedogo, together with team manager now have the onerous task of running the day to day affairs of the club.
"We all know it will be difficult to run the team without the input of our late coach Smatts, but we are all set and trust in God. With the help of our friends and well wishers, I believe we will survive," she said.
Wings have won the league title three times and made history by becoming the first club in the country to bag a bronze medal at the Africa championships in Mekness, Morocco last year.
Kedogo said the division of the Premier League into two groups of seven teams each was a huge step towards reducing the team's travel expenses.
"That we will be playing twelve games in a season before the play-offs is already enough reason for us to have hope. Our expenditure will come down," Kedogo said.
Wings will play in the newly created Western Conference, which will also include United States International University, Co-op Bank, Safe Spaces, Western Delight , Mennonites and Footprints

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