Victor Wanyama’s sister helps Equity floors KPA in KBF finals

Equity Hawk players celebrates their victory after clinching KBF women's Premier League title on Monday night, February 15, 2017, at the Nyayo Gymnasium, Nairobi. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: Kenya Ports Authority KPA failed in its quest to win all the titles of the Kenya Basketball Federation KBF Premier League for the 2016 campaign.

This is after the women’s team succumbed to a 73-68 defeat at the hands of Bankers Equity Hawk in Game Five of the final playoffs staged at Nyayo Stadium Gymnasium on Monday night.

The finals went to Game Five for a decider after the two sides were tied 2-2 up from the first four series playoffs, and it was Equity who emerged victors thanks to an outstanding performance from Mercy Wanyama.

Mercy, the younger sister to Harambee Stars and Tottenham midfield maestro Victor Wanyama, extended her family talent by starring for Equity with 36 points, most by any teammates.

This success saw Equity Hawk deemed league’s dark-horse from the onset of the season clinch the title for the first time, merely three years since it was formed.

Meanwhile, to KPA it was sorrow following their desire to take home all the gongs after men’s team were on Sunday crowned champions by beating Co-op Bank 79-66 in Game Five of the series finals.