• KPA men, who are third on the log with 35 points, meet second-placed Equity Bank Dumas, who are on 38. It will be the bankers’ last match.
• Unbeaten KPA women will welcome Equity Bank Hawks, who are perched at the top of the table with 38 points.
Kenya Ports Authority teams have a chance of shooting to the top of the Kenya National Basketball League table if they win their weekend home matches.
The porters host four Nairobi teams in crunch fixtures at their Makande Welfare Hall backyard.
KPA men, who are third on the log with 35 points, meet second-placed Equity Bank Dumas, who are on 38. It will be the bankers’ last match.
KPA will then face seventh-placed self-supporting side Umoja, who have 29 points, in their second game of the week.
“Equity are a good team and have good players too. We won in the first leg match but we will put the win aside and focus on winning this one...These are the best two teams in the league at the moment and we therefore expect a good match,” said Sammy Kiki.
Unbeaten KPA women will welcome Equity Bank Hawks, who are perched at the top of the table with 38 points.
The reigning champions have an array of talent at the back court that also include former Hawks’ players Hilda Ndegwa and Hilda Indasi.
“This is just another fixture, another game, nothing much. Our approach will not change. We treat each game with the respect it deserves,” said KPA coach Anthony Ojukwu.
In Nairobi, fifth-placed Thunder will confront University of Nairobi Terrorists in a game that the campus lads must win to close in on the play-off spots. High-riding Zetech University Sparks, who are third with 34 points, play Eldonets in a game they will miss national team centre Medina Okot, who is away in the USA.
The varsity side, who are fresh from lifting the Kenya University Sports Association crown in Eldoret, last weekend are favoured to carry the day.
Struggling Storms have a date with Mary Chepkoi’s Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Lynx in a match that is tipped to go either way.