Ojukwu upbeat ahead of KBF play-off finals at Makande, Mombasa


Mombasa, KENYA: All roads lead to Makande Hall, Mombasa, this weekend as clubs go toe to toe in hunt for the 2016 season Kenya Basketball Federation KBF title which enter play-off finals in the men’s and women’s category.

Interestingly, the matches pit clubs with similar backgrounds where Kenya Ports Authority KPA women’s team tackles Equity Bank while their male counterparts face off with Co-operative Bank of Kenya.

Ahead of the anticipated clashes tactician Antony Ojukwu who doubles up as the head coach for both KPA teams, remain upbeat his charges will emerge victors.

Speaking to Baraka FM on Friday Ojukwu acknowledged threats from his opponents but warned KPAs will leave nothing un turned as they seek to wrestle back the title last won by ladies side two years ago.

‘’No underdogs when it comes to finals, every team wants to win and so is us. We have prepared well, my players are in good shape and ready to lift the accolade,’’ he said.

Ojukwu further confirmed he has a full squad to choose from since there are no any injuries concern having had enough time to assess and put his players through their paces.

The two-day basketball extravaganza that pits the current top four teams in top tier will serve off on Saturday at the Makande Welfare Hall with Game One on the cards.

Game Two will be held on Sunday at the same venue while Game Three, Four and Five should need be, will be staged Nyayo Stadium next weekend.

The 2016 season play-off finals was pushed to 2017 following women’s team’s participations in the Fiba Africa Zone Five championships held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in November last year.