21 March 2014

KENYA : Pam Sinda joins Eagle Wings as team recharges for title chase

Pam Sinda
Pam Sinda
 Updated on 20/03/14  |    By DENNIS MACHIO

Immediate former Kenya basketball champions Eagle Wings Basketball team will play Footprints in their first match of the season on March 29th as the Kenya Basketball 2014 season kicks off. This will be the first time since its formation in 2007 that the team will be without the inspiration coach Thomas Smatts Olumbo who passed on last month after a long illness (May God Rest his Soul in Eternal Peace).
Former player Evelyn Kedogo is now the new head coach and is rebuilding a strong squad that will go for the title retrieve this season after losing it to rivals KPA. Eagle Wings lost to USIU in the semi finals last season, a team that went on to lose to KPA in the best of five playoffs.
The former champions will however have to do without key players including Samba Mjomba who has joined Equity Bank and Velma Achieng who has crossed the borders to join Uganda Christian University. Another player Natalie Akinyi has been linked with a likely move to KPA but coach Kedogo says they have recruited well to cover the spaces left.
“It is definitely a big blow to lose key players at one go but we will recover. We have started training and also recruited a number of players while we scout around for more.” She asserts.
Among the new faces captured by Eagle Wings include experienced Pam Sinda who joins from Gladiators and Debrah Akinyi from KPA, “Sinda has good experience and she will be a great valuable addition to our squad. Currently we are still scouting around for more possible talents to join our squad and will advise as we go along.” Kedogo adds.

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