04 April 2013

KENYA : Maseno Coach Not Happy With Refereeing Standards

KENYA Basketball Federation (KBF) chairman, Paul Otula has expressed concern over low officiating standards at the Kenya secondary school games.
Speaking after the conclusion of the inaugural Lake Region Secondary School Championships, Otula asked referees to up their game. "The referees here are too protective of players and this ends up disrupting the flow of the game," said Otula.
He added: "Basketball is a contact game and if the offences are not serious, play should not be interfered with."
Otula, who is the principal and coach of Maseno School, recommended that referees watch Euro basketball ahead of the national championships.
Maseno will be seeking to regain their title which they lost to Metropolitan champions Laiser Hill Academy. "Laiser are our main opponents but my boys can dethrone them this time round," said Otula. Laiser won the Metropolitan title after edging out hosts Upper Hill 69-43 over the weekend.
Laiser Hill coach Anthony Kirimi has also vowed to will retain their title. The national championships will be held as from April 15 to 21 at Mang'u High School in the Aberdares Region

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