• "I have no excuses since we have trained well for the last two weeks. We are now ready to take on any opponent," Osewe said.
• Meanwhile, injury-ravaged Strathmore University come face-to-face against fierce rivals Storms in a women's encounter.
Kenyatta University Pirates are confident of winning their weekend Kenya National Basketball League matches coach Caleb Osewe has said.
He said the team has built enough courage as they seek to undo their current run of just a win in five matches.
"I have no excuses since we have trained well for the last two weeks. We are now ready to take on any opponent," Osewe said.
KU have two matches this weekend, against Umoja on Saturday and Africa Nazarene University on Sunday.
"KU is a very good team and it will not be an easy game. We will have to work hard and bring our A-game. We are taking the game seriously," said Mike Oluoch.
Meanwhile, injury-ravaged Strathmore University come face-to-face against fierce rivals Storms in a women's encounter.
"It will be a tough game as I have only eight players available due to injuries. But we will give it our all," said Swords veteran coach Ronny Owino.
His Storms counterpart, Abel Nson, said: "I don't really like our energy and intensity. I am hoping to fix that on Friday and be ready for Saturday."
Platinum Eldonets host former national champions Ulinzi Warriors at the Uasin Gishu Primary School courts.
Tyson Ongwae and speedy Renny Moibi will have to work hard to keep the soldiers' dangerous duo of Elisha Odhiambo and Brans Nzioka at bay before winding their two-game outing against Africa Nazarene University (ANU) Wolfpack.
On Sunday, United States International University (USIU) Tigers play Tony Ochieng-coached Strathmore University Blades.
Blades were blunt in a 59-28 loss to the University of Nairobi Terrorists in their last game and Ochieng said they will have to be focused to ensure they rise again.
"My focus is on mental strength, which should help us win games. We can't afford to slip again," said Ochieng.
''The two-week break has helped me work on areas we need to improve. I have told my players not to underrate any opponent, just play our solid game."
Strathmore Swords will be back on the court to tackle Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Lynx.