KPA reclaim title as Kenyan teams dominate Dar show
Kenya Ports Authority reclaimed the women’s title as Kenyan teams dominated the FIBA Africa Zone Five Club Championships in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
Ulinzi Warriors finished second after losing 72-49 to a polished City Oilers from Uganda while USIU women and men finished second and fourth respectively. USIU women posted a better goal average among the the four teams—Ubumwe (Rwanda), UCU and KCCA (Uganda)—after all tied on eight points.
USIU men narrowly lost 65-69 to Rwanda Patriots to finish fourth.
It was particularly a dramatic finish in the women’s category when the table standing changed at the eleventh hour during the event that that was played on round-robin format.
KPA humiliated KCCA from Kampala Uganda 72-27 to claim the first position with 11 points at the expense of early pace setters Uganda Christian University, who after losing their last game 63-60 could only manage a fourth finish with an inferior goal average. KPA last won the title four years ago.
USIU took the silver medal with a better goal difference while Ubumwe finished third. UCU were fourth while KCCA completed the top five places.
KPA women’s team celebrate after winning their FIBA Africa Zone 5 Basketball Championship finals in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on October 7.