NAIROBI – Following the week-long election period, the Kenya Basketball Federation leagues resume this coming weekend.
A total of 6 games will be played at Upperhill High School down from 12 in the earlier fixtures released on Monday August 14 after games involving Zetech University and Mount Kenya University were rescheduled the next day.
On Saturday high-flying Umoja who enjoyed 7 games winning streak until they crushed to KPA in Mombasa take on former champions Co-op Bank Spartans at 2:30 pm. Though Co-op Bank won the first leg 77-40, Upperhill has never been a good hunting ground for the bankers. This match-up provides an opportunity for Allan Ouma to show his former team what he is made of; he made a quick impact at Umoja, leading them on a dream run the last three months.
After staying out for two months due to injury Griffin Ligare might be available for selection when Nairobi Thunder face-off with Lions at 4 pm. It’s been a rough season for Thunder who are hoping to reverse the bad first leg fortunes and bounce back going into the playoffs. On the other hand Lions will look to bounce back from a 51-79 first leg blowout loss at the hands of Thunder. For Thunder as it has always been, the biggest key to winning this match-up will be sustaining their offensive efficiency. How Lions deals with Thunder’s offense is what will separate them from a win and a loss.
World Hope will hope their good run against University of Nairobi Terrorists continues, World Hope come into this game as favorites having won the first leg 57-43.
In the first game of the day Emyba will be looking forward to a double on a very improved Little Prince side in a tight Division Two game. Emyba scrapped to a 40-35 first leg win.
Division One leaders Barclays Bank who humiliated KAA 69-34 in the first leg will be hoping to solidify their top position with another win.