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Kenya Under-16 sides ready for Tanzania Fiba event

He said FIBA will pay for accommodation for the girls' delegation while the federation will sort out the boys' team.

In Summary

•KBF Ambrose Kiso confirmed the development,  saying they have confirmed entry in the four-day junior championships starting on August 19 in Tanzania. 

•He assured Kenyans that everything is in place to have the two teams travel for the event.

KBF secretary general, Ambrose Kisoi
KBF secretary general, Ambrose Kisoi
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Kenya boys and girls' U-16 teams will participate in the 2022 FIBA Africa Zone Five 2022 Nations Championships slated for next month in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania.

Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) Ambrose Kiso confirmed the development,  saying they have confirmed entry in the four-day junior championships starting on August 19 at the Tanzanian port city.

He assured Kenyans that everything is in place to have the two teams travel for the event.

" This time everything is in place and the two teams will feature in the event. Whatever happened to the Under 18 boys and girls U 18 teams that assembled and trained but never made the trip to Kampala due to lack of funds will not happen," he added.

Kisoi noted: “We will surely take the teams to the championship in Tanzania, this I can confirm.”

He said FIBA will pay for accommodation for the girls' delegation while the federation will sort out the boys' team.

"The tournament, whose winners will book their tickets to the Africa Championships, will be held at the Dar-es-Salaam National Indoor Stadium and International School of Tanzania," he added. 

Besides Kenya and the host, teams expected for August 3 include Burundi, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda.

Three teams Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda took part in the Under-18 event with the Rwandese and the Tanzanians getting the nod to represent Zone Five in the championships starting next week in Antananarivo (boys) and Amtsirabe (girls) in Madagascar.

Kisoi also revealed that two Fiba referees from Kenya namely Eric Omondi and Mombasa-based Peter Omwenga have been nominated to officiate in the championship.