GENUINE CONCERNS

ANU coach worried as league resumes next week

Oluoch has his focus on a top-eight finish for a team who gained promotion to the country's top-tier only this year.

In Summary

•Equity Bank Dumas will battle the former champions Ulinzi in the top-of-the-bill action at Nyayo Stadium gymnasium.

•According to the fixtures released by Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) competition secretary, Joseph Amoko yesterday, a total of 16 matches are on the card in all categories.

UON Dynamites' Elizabeth Okumu (R) takes on Linda Alando of Equity Bank in a past action
UON Dynamites' Elizabeth Okumu (R) takes on Linda Alando of Equity Bank in a past action
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Giant killers Africa Nazarene University (ANU) coach Mike Oluoch is concerned about his team's fitness levels ahead of the Kenya National Basketball League (KNBL) that resumes next week.

He said he can't talk much about the two fixtures because his players have not returned from the break occasioned by the National General Elections.

"My players are not back. We have not trained for more than two weeks but I expect players this week before resuming training next week," Oluoch said.

He termed their next opponents—Equity Bank Dumas and Storms– very trick as league action returns on August 27.

"If the players come back, hopefully, this week, then I will be able to gauge the team's strength before the next assignment. As of now, It is hard to talk," he said.

The debuting "Wolfpacks" who stunned leaders Kenya Ports Authority are third on the log behind the porters and Ulinzi Warriors with 14 points.

Oluoch has his focus on a top-eight finish for a team who gained promotion to the country's top-tier only this year.

According to the fixtures released by Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) competition secretary, Joseph Amoko yesterday, a total of 16 matches are on card in all categories.

Eight of the matches on programme are premier league ties with the rest of them being lower division meetings.

Equity Bank Dumas will battle the former champions Ulinzi in the top-of-the-bill action at Nyayo Stadium gymnasium.

In the other games, Umoja will travel to Kisumu and Eldoret, where they will face off against home teams Lakeside and Eldonets.

University of Nairobi teams also have matches but Dynamites' coach Juma Kent said they were directed to resume play next month.

Dynamites have two games on programme against Zetech University Sparks and Equity Bank Hawks while Terrorists have a date with Zetech University Titans.

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