ACTION-PACKED WEEKEND

Ten matches on the card as local basketball league resumes

KBF competitions secretary Joseph Amoko, while releasing the part fixtures, directed teams to take Covid-19 tests and adhere to laid-down health protocols.

In Summary

•The league was suspended in March following the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic

•African bronze medalists Eagle Wings  face off against women's defending champions Equity Bank

•trathmore University Blades confront Kenyatta University Pirates in a varsity derby

Emyba's Erick Odhiambo shields the ball from Nick Ogol of Umoja during their KBF premier league clash at Nyayo Gymnasium
Basketball Emyba's Erick Odhiambo shields the ball from Nick Ogol of Umoja during their KBF premier league clash at Nyayo Gymnasium
Image: Eric Barasa

Women's champions Equity Bank will be the main attraction as Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) Premier League resumes this weekend.

A total of ten matches are on the card as the much-awaited league switches from Nyayo Stadium to the University of Nairobi courts.

KBF competitions secretary Joseph Amoko, while releasing the fixtures, directed teams to take Covid-19 tests and adhere to laid-down health protocols.

"I have released the games covering only two weekends. I am working on the rest of the fixtures that will be sent to teams in due course," Amoko said.

Opening the day after weeks of inactivity following the suspension of sports in March,  Storms take on Strathmore University Swords.

African bronze medalists Eagle Wings will then step onto the courts to face Equity Bank, who have a new tactician in Sylvia Kamau-Ocholla.

University of Nairobi "Terrorists" will be at home to Umoja while Kenya College of Accountancy (KCA) meet visiting Eldonets.

The last game of the day will pit Equity Bank against last year's runners up Thunder, led by indefatigable national team captain Griffin Ligare.

On Sunday, Eagle Wings will return to play Africa Nazarene University (ANU) as Storms also play their second game against UoN Dynamites.

Strathmore University will take on Zetech University Sparks before giving room to a fiery duel between UoN Terrorists and Eldonets.

An all-varsities showdown will see Tony Ochieng's Strathmore University Blades confront Kenyatta University Pirates.