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UoN Dynamites 3x3 team set for Egypt tourney

Coach Juma Kent said he is in talks with the Ministry of Sports to have the girls team make it to Cairo for the championship.

In Summary

•The campus women's team of Liz Okumu, Faith Atieno, Shalon Gaceri and Alisha Ellora earned the Cairo ticket during the RedBull tournament in Nairobi last year.

• Kent also said his focus in the Kenya National Basketball League (KNBL) this year is to have the team reach the Play-off finals.

UON Dynamites' Trizzah Akeyo (L) shields the ball from Daisy Ayodi of Equity Bank in a past match
UON Dynamites' Trizzah Akeyo (L) shields the ball from Daisy Ayodi of Equity Bank in a past match
Image: ERICK BARASA

University of Nairobi “Dynamites” 3x3 team will travel to Egypt next month for the RedBull World Tour Cup.

Coach Juma Kent said he is in talks with the Ministry of Sports to have the girls' team travel to Cairo for the championship. 

“Once the general elections are over and everything is clear, we will chart our training program ahead of the tournament,” said Kent.

“I am also negotiating to see if the team can train at the Nyayo National Stadium gymnasium,” he said.

He said he is currently working on the travel documents for the players who do not have them.

The campus women's team of Liz Okumu, Faith Atieno, Shalon Gaceri and Alisha Ellora earned the Cairo ticket during the RedBull tournament in Nairobi last year.

“We will prepare adequately for the show. With good preparations, I am sure we will not disappoint,” he noted.

Dynamites qualified after defeating the Deaf Team 21-0 in the finals at UoN in November last year.

Kent also said his focus in the Kenya National Basketball League (KNBL) this year is to have the team reach the Play-off finals.

So far, he said the team who has won four out of their five games played,  bagging nine points.

“We want to go past the semi-finals this season because, in 2019 and 2021, we finished fourth in the regular season,” Kent noted.

He, however, said all will depend on how the team will perform against Equity Bank, Zetech University, and Strathmore University teams.

Dynamites have only lost to Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) but exploded on Kenyatta University “Oryx”, Storms, Eldonets and Eagle Wings.

 The other key players Kent is working with are Rachael Gathoni, Susan Jepleting, Esther Wambui, Lynn Vanessa, Cowan Koduk, Annie Ndambuki,  June Lumumba, Pinky Genga and Winnie Chebet.

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