Nairobi Water now set sights on KHF league showdown
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.