OFF TO DAR

Hawks out to revive lost glory, says coach Kamau

Already nine teams including reigning champions KPA have confirmed entry in the six-day tournament that tips off on Monday at the Dar National Stadium.

In Summary

• Kamau said with one more training session before the departure, the duo have fitted well into the team’s style of play as they sharpen their offensive edge with new plays.

• Hawks line up also boast of experience from lethal Betty Kananu, speedy Mellisa Akinyi, AnneRose Mandela, Linet Atieno, Shilalei Shani, Samba Mjomba and Esther Butali.

Equity Bank's Betty Kananu (R) charges past Debra Atieno of KPA during a past KBF match
Equity Bank's Betty Kananu (R) charges past Debra Atieno of KPA during a past KBF match
Image: FILE

Equity Bank Hawks jet out on Sunday for the FIBA Africa Zone Five Women’s Club Championships in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania.

Coach Sylvia Kamau yesterday said her team is going all out to book their ticket to the final tour of the championships slated for Maputo, Mozambique later in the year.

Already nine teams including reigning champions Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) have confirmed entry in the six-day tournament that tips off on Monday at the Dar National Stadium.

To reclaim the regional title they won at the same venue in 2018, Kamau released a final squad with a wealth of experience that includes the former Zetech University Sparks pair of Debra Obunga and Christine Akinyi.

“Debbie and Christine add good experience into the team. They are very stable players and have good experience from the international scene,” offered Kamau.

She added: “Having played for the national side, they have the experience to play at the top level and their presence in the team is good for us.”

Kamau said with one more training session before the departure, the duo have fitted well into the team’s style of play as they sharpen their offensive edge with new plays.

The bankers have played some friendly matches to fine-tune the team and will take on Legacy, a men’s team that turns up in the Nairobi Basketball Association (NBA) provincial league, on Thursday afternoon.

Hawks line up also boasts lethal Betty Kananu, speedy Mellisa Akinyi, AnneRose Mandela, Linet Atieno, Shilalei Shani, Samba Mjomba, and Esther Butali.

Completing the list for the three-time national champions are- upcoming center Maryann Nyagaki, Hilda Ndegwa, Deedee Were, and Lindsey Wanyonyi.

Other teams that have confirmed entry for the event are APR and REG (Rwanda), Nile Sisters (South Sudan), Walkite (Ethiopia), Young Sister (Burundi), Sporting Club (Egypt) and Vijana Queens (Tanzania).

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