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Kenya at the 2019 Women’s Afrobasket (Stats and Photos)

The Kenya women’s basketball team qualified for the 2019 Afrobasket as a wild card team. This after they had finished as runners up in the Africa zone 5 qualifiers behind Egypt. The tourney was held in Dakar Senegal starting on … Continue reading

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Afrocan 2019: Tylor Okari Ongwae puts on a performance for the ages

The inaugural Afrocan was held in July 2019 in Bamako, Mali. The tournament features players who are based in domestic African leagues with each team allowed two foreign based players. Kenya’s foreign player quota was filled by forward Tylor Okari … Continue reading

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Kenya at the 2019 AFROCAN (Stats and Photos)

Match 1 Kenya 81 Nigeria 69 Players Min Pts FG 2Pts 3Pts FT REB AST TO STL BLK Griffin Ligare 37 9 3/5 60% 2/3 66.7% 1/2 50% 2/2 100% 7 6 2 1 0 Erick Reuben Mutoro 30 12 … Continue reading

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Kenya men’s basketball finally coming of age

The heroic performance by the Kenya men’s national basketball team aka the “Morans”, at the 2019 AFROCAN event, has created a lot of excitement in Kenya sports circles. The AFROCAN is a new tournament played under the auspices of FIBA. … Continue reading

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NBA Africa tournament: Plenty of pitfalls for Kenya and Africa

  On 16th February 2019, the National Basketball Association (NBA), the top basketball league in the world, announced that it was going to partner with FIBA, the global basketball body, to create the first trans-continental professional basketball league in Africa. … Continue reading

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Dunking Olivia Ododa: First Kenyan in women’s final four

In 2019 Olivia Nelson-Ododa was a freshman at the University of Connecticut, the most successful women’s college basketball team in recent years. During the 2019 season, U-Conn once again reached the final four with Ododa playing key roles in each … Continue reading

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Ron Gombe Gundo in starting lineup at RMU

Former Strathmore University and Maseno secondary school basketball star Ronald Gombe Gundo is now playing at Robert Morris University (RMU). Popularly known as the colonials, RMU competes in the Northeast Conference within NCAA division one and is based in a … Continue reading

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Nancy Atieno Warioba starts NCAA division one career

Nancy Atieno Warioba,  has joined the University of Southern Florida. Warioba spent the last two seasons playing for Blinn College in the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association. Warioba, who stands at 6’3″ was a standout performer at Blinn college … Continue reading

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Zipporah (Zippy) Khasoa starts NCAA division one Career

After having completed a stellar junior college career, Zipporah (Zippy) Khasoa has embarked on her NCAA division one basketball career with the East Carolina University Pirates. She initally signed a letter of intent to join the Pirates in November of … Continue reading

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Tylor Ongwae’s professional career off to flying start

  Kenya basketball ace Tylor Okari Ongwae became a professional in August of this year when he joined Swedish second tier side Solna Vikings. Ongwae, a product of Friends school Kamusinga, Ranger college in Shreveport and the University of Louisiana … Continue reading

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