•Owuor will prefer forward Bryan Shivachi as a starter against Gabon in his crucial encounter due to their size.
•The tactician hailed his players for their 62-52 win over Ivory Coast in their opener on Saturday saying they made good decisions on the offensive end.
Kenya Morans head coach Cliff Owuor said he could alter his squad for their final FIBA AfroCan Group 'A' match against Gabon at the Kilamba Arena, Luanda, Angola on Monday.
The tactician hailed his players for their 62-52 win over Ivory Coast in their opener on Saturday saying they made good decisions on the offensive end.
A win will put Kenya top of the group after Gabon fell 66-52 to the Ivorians on Sunday.
Owuor will prefer forward Bryan Shivachi as a starter against Gabon in his crucial encounter due to their size.
“They have good built but we will be able to do a better job on rebounds as well as offensive transition,” said Owuor.
“We need Erick Mutoro's confidence. He played badly against Ivory OCast but we will still keep him in the starting lineup. I want Shivachi's expertise too and might start him against Gabon.”
The Rwanda-based Owuor said debutant Eugene Adera was a revelation against Ivory Coast, especially when Morans were put under pressure.
“We just need him to learn to run better offensively which he's beginning to do,” Owuor said.
He observed that Morans have no outright three-man and that he was operating in that position with a make-shift player as the team is relying on the one-man and two-man for success, which has so far seen them pull through.
USA-based Derrick Ogechi, playing in his first outing, pepped Morans with game-high 19 points, Griffin Ligare dropped 13 while Adera and centre Tom Wamukota combined for another 16 points.
Gabon will rely on their quartet of Dolivitch Moupomo, rising youngster Drcy Elyse, another top prospect in Jarode Aworet and Gaius M'Ella to put points on board.
The results of other matches saw hosts Angola thrash Mali 72-55 in Group 'B'.
In Group 'C', Tunisia beat Rwanda 67-61 while champions Democratic Republic of Congo beat Cameroon 73-60.
Kenya v Gabon
Mozambique v DR Congo
Tunisia v Morocco
Nigeria v Angola