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Morans to start AfroBasket camp in June, says Kisoi

“We have retained those who made the team last time and asked the coach to look for additional talents,” said Kisoi.

In Summary

• The diaspora-based players are Tylor Ongwae, Preston Bungei (Denmark), Desmond Owili (Australia), Ronny Gundo (USA), Joel Awich (France), Ariel Okal (Oman) and Tom Wamukota (Rwanda).

• Kisoi said the federation has plans to have the team train at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani this time round.

Morans' coach Liz Mills issues instructions to Faheem Juma,Desmond Owili and Fidel Okoth during a training session at Nyayo gymnasium
Morans' coach Liz Mills issues instructions to Faheem Juma,Desmond Owili and Fidel Okoth during a training session at Nyayo gymnasium
Image: FILE

Kenya Morans diaspora-based players will report to camp in June in preparations for the FIBA Afrobasket finals slated for Kigali, Rwanda in August.

Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) secretary Ambrose Kisoi said seven foreign-based players who did duty for the country in the final qualifier in Yaounde, Cameroon will be retained.

“We have retained those who made the team last time and asked the coach to look for additional talents,” said Kisoi.

The diaspora-based players are Tylor Ongwae, Preston Bungei (Denmark), Desmond Owili (Australia), Ronny Gundo (USA), Joel Awich (France), Ariel Okal (Oman) and Tom Wamukota (Rwanda).

Kisoi said the federation has plans to have the team train at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani this time round.

“We will secure Kasarani for their training since the complex meets international standards,” he said.

“Arrangements will also be made for the players who are willing to take Covid-19 vaccine to do so.”

Kenya are headed to the 16-team continental festival for the first time since 1993.

Meanwhile, KBF treasurer Peter Orero will chair a team to select coaches for the national women’s team as well as draw a road map towards the team’s future.

“His team will name the coaches and pick the players to prepare for the upcoming AfroBasket women championships,” said Kisoi.