27 May 2009

KENYA : ICC maintain lead in basketball

By Erick Ochieng’

International Christian Centre (ICC) held on to the lead in the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) Premier League men’s standing following the 68-57 win over Lomboritz at the weekend.

Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) who are tied with Eastern Queens with four points lead the women’s Premier League table.

Blazers have taken charge of the men’s Division One table with six points from three matches.

It was a bad weekend for United States International University of Africa (Usiu-A) who went hunting against KPA in Mombasa at the weekend.

The Dockers ruthlessly beat the visitors women team 85-15.

On the other hand Usiu-A men tried to contain the hosts though they lost 83-70. The losses have left Usiu-A teams to lag behind in both premier categories.

Kenya College of Accountancy University (KCA-U) did the opposite as they beat their hosts Nakuru Club 54-45 at Menengai High School.

The KBF league has, however, being dogged by walkover controversies, which is now brewing bad blood between KBF officials and team managers.

Masinde Muliro University, who jumped to position five in the men’s Division One picked a walkover in their backyard when their rivals, Africa Nazarene University failed to make it to Kakamega.

But Eagle Wings whose first match was awarded to opponents Eastern Queens because they could not raise a team at the moment now want the match rescheduled.
"We wrote to KBF informing them that our house was not yet in order but we were surprised the match was awarded to Queens, I can’t understand the criteria by which some officials are awarding matches," said a dejected Eagle Wings official.

The complain by the official comes after KCA-U had successfully pushed forward some of their matches in the past two weeks, including Yana and Eastern Queens.

KPA men who have five points after playing three matches and losing one, are second to ICC with Posta and KCB Lions breathing down their neck with four points apiece.

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