•KPA men and women teams, who have yet to play their return leg fixtures, will return to action this Saturday.
•The porters have played only 13 of their 22 matches. They have 25 and 26 points respectively.
Makande Welfare hall, Mombasa will host the only top Kenya National Basketball League games this weekend, officials said.
Joseph Amoko, Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) said that this is because all interested participants will be in Malindi, Kilifi County for the Kenya Beach Games 2023.
KPA men and women teams, who have yet to play their return leg fixtures, will return to action this Saturday.
The porters have played only 13 of their 22 matches. They have 25 and 26 points respectively.
On Saturday, KPA men’s team will host the University of Nairobi ‘Terrorists’ who are 11th on the log while their women counterparts will entertain ‘Dynamites’ in their backyard on Saturday.
The following day, the men’s side will welcome Nairobi City Thunder, who are placed fifth while the ladies will take on bottom-of-the-table Lady Bucks from Kisumu.
“Other than Mombasa, we will have no premier league games elsewhere as we expect everyone to be in Malindi for the National Olympic Committee of Kenya beach games,” Amoko said.
“Considering KPA teams are way off the other teams in terms of matches so far played, we have decided to give them fixtures in a bid to catch up,” he added. The beach games have been organised by the NOC-K in an effort to jump-start beach games in the country.
This exercise will be used together to select 3x3 national teams for the coming continental beach games and the All Africa Games.
The two-day festival will see engagements in many disciplines like basketball, 3x3, judo, boxing, wrestling, beach volleyball 4x4, and coastal rowing among other sports.
The Africa Beach Games will be hosted in Hamamet, Tunisia in June, while the World Beach Games will be held in Bali, Indonesia in August.