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Warriors, Blades crash as KNBL continues this weekend

Ben Mufutu, the soldiers’ new tactician, said they have trained well and are ready for the battle ahead.

In Summary

• “They are young and energetic, but we are ready for them. It should be a good match. They crush the boards and so we will have to defend well,” he said.

• On Saturday, Eagle Wings will welcome Kisumu Lady Bucks in a women’s Premier League match as the University of Nairobi ‘Dynamites’ play Eldonets and Africa Nazarene University (ANU) ‘Panthers’ tackle Strathmore University Swords

Ulinzi Warriors' Collins Muliro (R) dribbles past Mike Juma of Umoja in a past match
Ulinzi Warriors' Collins Muliro (R) dribbles past Mike Juma of Umoja in a past match
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Ulinzi Warriors tackle Strathmore University Blades in a crucial Kenya Basketball Federation League (KNBL) encounter at Nyayo National Stadium gymnasium on Sunday.

Ben Mufutu, the soldiers’ new tactician, said they have trained well and are ready for the battle ahead.

“They are young and energetic, but we are ready for them. It should be a good match. They crush the boards and so we will have to defend well,” he said.

The students’ coach, Tony Ochieng, on the other hand, said he is confident of getting a positive result from this epic match-up.

“The team is fine, we have the experience to give the former champions a run for their money and finish the first round fixtures strongly,” said Ochieng. “My only worry is that we have gone for a long spell without a league match.”

The Warriors have played five games and won four, garnering nine points while the Swords have seven points from four matches — three wins and a loss.

On Saturday, Eagle Wings will welcome Kisumu Lady Bucks in a women’s Premier League match as the University of Nairobi ‘Dynamites’ play Eldonets and Africa Nazarene University (ANU) ‘Panthers’ tackle Strathmore University Swords

The pick of the day will see Eugene Genga’s winless University of Nairobi ‘Terrorists’ welcome  Eldonets Platinum to the city.

On Sunday, UoN Dynamites will return to the court to tackle Kisumu Lady Bucks in their second fixture of the weekend.

“Yes, l expect two wins. My training is still wanting but we are catching up,” UoN’s coach Juma Kent said.

The campus girls’ main scorers are Liz Okumu, Shalom Gaceri, Faith Atieno, Winnie Chebet and Susan Jepleting.

Kenyatta University ‘Oryx’ open their season with a match against the visiting Eldonets.

Kenyatta University ‘Pirates’ will also step onto the court for their first encounter against Eldonets Platinum.

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