21 March 2014

KENYA : KPA Coach against new KBF league Format

Anthony Ojukwu
Anthony Ojukwu
 
 Updated on 20/03/14  |    By DENNIS MACHIO
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Head Coach Anthony Ojukwu has criticized the new proposed league format to be adopted by the Kenya Basketball Federation this season saying this is harmful to the growth of the league and the development of basketball as a whole.
Ojukwu in an interview with michezoafrika.com on Thursday said, “This format is not welcome at all. Looking at the 2014 season many teams may end up playing one match in one month and that for sure is very harmful to the development of the game.” He said.
“Sports is better when there is consistency in action and the more matches players play the better they become. Personally I am against this new short league structure and I hope the team managers will contest this as well during their meeting this weekend because it is not developmental at all.” He adds.
The coach continues to say that the KPA management has expressed concern over the league fixtures, “Our sponsors are concerned about the arrangements of the league fixtures. For us it is economical when our teams travel together for matches in Nairobi where most teams are concentrated and when you have our women team matches scheduled on different days with our men’s team then this becomes double cost to our sponsors.” He observes.

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