16 July 2014

Egypt: Kenya Hit Egypt

KENYA beat Egypt in basketball for the first time ever on Monday evening in the on-going All Africa Games at the Nyayo National Stadium gymnasium.
The University of Nairobi (UoN) men's team also known as Terrorists beat Egypt 64-51 to become the first Kenyan side to break the Egyptian dominance over Kenya. Under the guidance former Kenyan International coach Eugene Genga, the team played their hearts-- locking all avenues for the Pharaohs.
"It was a tough game and I'm happy the boys played very well to become the first Kenyan side to beat Egypt. We are taking a game at a time and we hope to make it to the Global University Games in China next year," said Genga, an alumni of the University of Nairobi.
Towering South Sudanese Nicholas Anyang' scored the game's high of 14 points while the captain Hillary Kubai contributed 11 points. Ahmed Dahshan led Egyptians with 9 baskets.
Kenya trailed Egypt 9-15 at the end of the first quarter with the Pharoahs leading 29-26 at the break. Kenya returned to the second half of play with a lot of determination and aggression--scoring two and a half baskets before Egypt could find their way to UoN's rim through Ahmed Gazav five minutes into the second half.
With the introduction of Dan Nabuya, Moses Wanjala powered the 'Comrades' side to cruise past the Pharaohs 20-15 at the end of the third quarter. The last quarter went the Kenyan way after the Egyptians yielded to the crowd's jeers whenever they gained ball possession. Anyang, Geoffry Oteki, Franklyne Nyakinda and George Omenda put up an impermeable defense for Egypt to close the last quarter at 18-07.
Against Mozambique yesterday, Kenya lost 50-59 with astute Anyang' scoring the game high of 11 points and Omenda adding 9. Jassias Nelson and Matos Pio top scored for Mozambique with 19 and 15 baskets respectively.
In the women's category, Kenya's United States International university-Africa triumphed in their second match of the tournament, beating Mozambique 59-51. The sharp and determined Hilda Indasi scored 33 baskets to lead Manuela Biel and Cynthia Irankunda, who posted 7 and 6 respectively.

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