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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Kusa set to have new basketball champs

UNiversity students in a past hockey tie.
UNiversity students in a past hockey tie.
Kenya Universities Sports Association is set to have new men and women’s basketball champions after holders failed to reach the playoffs scheduled for tomorrow at the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kakamega.
2016 men’s winners United States International University- Africa alongside finalists Strathmore University and third placed Maseno University failed to qualify from their respective KUSA Conferences.
In the absence of women basketball champions, USIU, runners up Strathmore are looking sharp, hunting for the top accolade.
MMUST women’s netball team will be looking to extend their dominance in the games having won both the national trophy and KUSA show for the last four years.
They will, however, have to ward off opposition from Karatina and Embu in the preliminaries before advancing to meet other title hopefuls Kenyatta University, University of Nairobi and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
Nairobi South KUSA winners and last season’s national bronze medalist, UoN, are upbeat to unseat MMUST at the helm of varsity netball.
The hosts have been seeded alongside Co-operative and Embu universities in Pool ‘A’.
UoN have been pitted against Jaramogi Oginga Odinga and Technical University of Mombasa in Pool ‘B’ while JKUAT face Pwani and Egerton in Pool ‘C’ preliminaries
KU are drawn in Pool ‘D’ alongside University of Eldoret and Southern Eastern Kenya University.
Men’s netball will not feature in this year’s showpiece. The 2015-16 winners were Kenyatta University who beat Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology in the finals, whereas Egerton University was third.

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