Nairobi Wa­ter now set sights on KHF league show­down

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports Local -

Reign­ing na­tional women’s league cham­pi­ons Nairobi Wa­ter jet­ted back into the coun­try yes­ter­day morn­ing from the 34th edi­tion of the Africa Cham­pi­onships in Oua­gadougou, Burk­ina Faso where they fin­ished fifth over­all.

This was the high­est per­for­mance ever and an im­prove­ment in the an­nual com­pe­ti­tion. They fin­ished two places higher than their pre­vi­ous out­ing.

The team fell to Cameroon’s FAP Yaoundé in their quar­ter-fi­nal and had to com­pete in the 5-8th clas­si­fi­ca­tion matches where they edged out Mik­ish from Demo­cratic Repub­lic of Congo 29-28. Head coach Jack Ochieng said:

“That was a good per­for­mance bear­ing in mind most teams were strong and more ex­pe­ri­enced than us. We only get a shot at these cham­pi­onships once each year, and this year things worked out for us.”

The tac­ti­cian hopes to re­tain the lo­cal league ti­tle for the fourth time run­ning to en­sure their qual­i­fi­ca­tion to the East and Cen­tral Africa Fed­er­a­tion Se­nior Club Cham­pi­onship at the Nyayo Sta­dium this month. The re­gional show has at­tracted Bu­rundi, Rwanda, Tan­za­nia, Uganda, DR Congo, and Kenya.

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