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Basketball Qualifiers Squad.

Byjess

Apr 20, 2021
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Kenya Basketball Federation(KBF) appoints George Mayienga as the new coach for the Kenya women’s basketball team. The team well known as ‘Lionesses’ needed a new head coach due to the resigning of their previous head coach, Ronnie Owino.

According to the KBF secretary, they had no alternative other than looking for a new head coach. “Coach Owino declared some time back that he will not handle the national team again. As a result, we looked for someone to fill his spot,” said Ambrose Kisoi, KBF Secretary.

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Similarly, the team already has in position the squad to represent them in the qualifiers set for next month. The qualifiers kick off from July 5th to 10th in Egypt. However, the national team Captain Hilda Indasi is in dilemma. This occurs due to the fact that she’s omitted from the twenty-two people squad. Those listed by the KBF are set to avail themselves to the camp before the FIBA Women’s Afro Basket Zone Five Qualifiers. However, she’s not the only one exempted.

basketball ladies
basketball ladies

Equity bank’s Betty Samba, Belinda Akoth, and also Betty Kananu also seem absent from the selected troop. Apparently, among those who participated in the 2019 edition in Senegal, only two players have been selected. Georgia Adhiambo who plays for Ubumwe BC in Rwanda and Mercy Wanyama who also plays with AD Cortegada of the USA. THE 22-ladies squad is set to report to the camp at Nyayo Stadium Gymnasium on the 1st of May 20121.

THE BASKETBALL SELECTED SQUAD COMPRISES OF:

Ashley Minayo – Riara

Taudencia Katumbi —- KPA

Becky Muthoni Nkatha —- KPA

Ritah Oluoch —- Equity

Medina Okot —– KPA

Liz Okumu ——- UON

Maryanne Nyagaki —– Equity

Jemmimah Knight —— Storms

Christine Akinyi ——- Zetech

Georgia Adhiambo —— Ubumwe BC, Rwanda

Selina  Okumu —— KPA

Velma  Achieng ——- KPA

Melisa Akinyi ——— Equity

Natalie  Akinyi —— KPA

Mary  Lisa —— KPA

Rose  Ouma —– Al Nasr, UAE

Brenda  Adhiambo —- USA

Purity Auma —— Bangladesh

Clara  Rotich —— Tyler Junior College-USA

Victoria  Wanjara —- USA

Mercy   Wanyama —– AD Cortegada, Spain

Felmas   Koranga —— Troy University, USA

basketball qualifiers
basketball qualifiers

The last time the Lionesses basketball team also participated in the continental tournament was in 2009 in Dakar, Senegal. Out of the playing 12 teams, they finished at position 11. Kisoi congratulates the basketball players, however, he states that only 12 players will be selected for the final playing list. “It’s a noble cause representing the national team and only twelve players appear in the final list. We congratulate the technical bench and all the players who received the call,” said the KBF Secretary.

He also challenged them to mirror their male colleagues the Morans who do better than them during competitions. “Ordinarily our women’s team perform better than the men’s team but this time around, Morans did a fantastic job. We also wish the ladies outdo them,” added Ambrose Kisoi.