@CITIZENTV

Blades seek redemption after Zone Five failure

1 weeks ago, 15:20

By: Dennis Kamariki

Strathmore Blades have shifted their focus back on the domestic scene following an unsuccessful assault at the FIBA Africa Zone Five in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Blades lost 53-71 to Smouha of Egypt in the quarter-finals and only managed one win at Zone Five thanks to their 101-45 crushing of Ethiopians Welkite in the preliminaries.

Head coach Tony Ochieng said his charges picked up valuable lessons from their debut appearance at the regional competition which he hopes they can use to spur their season.

“What we learnt in Tanzania we are carrying forward in the local games. Tactically we are well prepared and the team is in high spirits. We have to stop thunder from shooting because they are very good with that aspect of their game,” Ochieng said.

The students have played 17 matches thus far, winning 10 while losing the other seven and face Thunder at Nairobi’s USIU Grounds  over the weekend before wrapping up their Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) campaign with clashes against Lakeside and Equity bank.

Blades will miss the services of their key player, Brian Onyango who is out for three months due to ligament injury.

 

KBF FIXTURES

Saturday

Footprints VS Western Delight

KU ORYX VS Storms (WP) AT 12:00

Strathmore VS USIU (WP) AT 1:30AM

Thunder VS Blades (MP) AT 15:30,

Sunday

Masaku Sparks VS Western Delight (WP) AT 9AM

KU ORYX VS Footprints (WP) AT 1:30 (PM)

Strathmore VS Storms (WP) AT 3PM

USIU VS Western Delight (WP) at 4:30 PM

Equity Bank VS World Hope (MP)

KU ORYX VS Zetech (WP)


Read More


Category: topnews news sports

Suggested

Now
@TheStar - By: Maureen [email pr ...
Sonko is overwhelmed, he needs help to deliver manifesto - Passaris

Nairobi woman representative Esther Passaris has said Governor Mike Sonko is overwhelmed and needs assistance to deliver his manifesto.She said the governor has never approached her office to discuss ...

Category: topnews news
3 hours ago, 10:44
@CITIZENTV - By: Wangui Ngechu
Mashujaa Day celebrations kick off in Kakamega

Kenyans have already thronged Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega County to celebrate this year's Mashujaa Day. ...

Category: topnews news
2 hours ago, 11:37
@TheStar - By: Robert Omollo @ro ...
Raila, Atwoli drum up support for constitutional changes

ODM and the Cotu leaders have said constitutional changes are unstoppable.Central Organisation of Trade Unions secretary general Francis Atwoli and ODM leader Raila Odinga have said a review of the Co ...

Category: topnews news
3 hours ago, 10:44
@CapitalFMNews - By: Agence France Pres ...
Abducted Tanzanian tycoon Dewji tweets has been freed

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 20 - Tanzanian tycoon Mohammed Dewji, who was kidnapped earlier this month, said Saturday he had been released and had returned home - Kenya breaking news | Kenya news today | Capi ...

Category: topnews
3 hours ago, 10:12
@DailyNation - By: Justus Ochieng'
Raila roots for referendum to weed out rogue MCAs

He said that MCAs have resorted to violence and thuggery. ...

Category: topnews news
2 hours ago, 10:54
@TheStar - By: Nancy Agutu @nanc ...
Thousands grace Bukhungu Stadium ahead of Mashujaa Day celebrations

Thousands of Kakamega residents on Saturday woke up as early as 5 am to celebrate Mashujaa Day at Bukhungu Stadium.The stadium was filled as residents braved the early morning chill. Masujaa Day is he ...

Category: topnews news

@CITIZENTV

Blades seek redemption after Zone Five failure

1 weeks ago, 15:20

By: Dennis Kamariki

Strathmore Blades have shifted their focus back on the domestic scene following an unsuccessful assault at the FIBA Africa Zone Five in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Blades lost 53-71 to Smouha of Egypt in the quarter-finals and only managed one win at Zone Five thanks to their 101-45 crushing of Ethiopians Welkite in the preliminaries.

Head coach Tony Ochieng said his charges picked up valuable lessons from their debut appearance at the regional competition which he hopes they can use to spur their season.

“What we learnt in Tanzania we are carrying forward in the local games. Tactically we are well prepared and the team is in high spirits. We have to stop thunder from shooting because they are very good with that aspect of their game,” Ochieng said.

The students have played 17 matches thus far, winning 10 while losing the other seven and face Thunder at Nairobi’s USIU Grounds  over the weekend before wrapping up their Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) campaign with clashes against Lakeside and Equity bank.

Blades will miss the services of their key player, Brian Onyango who is out for three months due to ligament injury.

 

KBF FIXTURES

Saturday

Footprints VS Western Delight

KU ORYX VS Storms (WP) AT 12:00

Strathmore VS USIU (WP) AT 1:30AM

Thunder VS Blades (MP) AT 15:30,

Sunday

Masaku Sparks VS Western Delight (WP) AT 9AM

KU ORYX VS Footprints (WP) AT 1:30 (PM)

Strathmore VS Storms (WP) AT 3PM

USIU VS Western Delight (WP) at 4:30 PM

Equity Bank VS World Hope (MP)

KU ORYX VS Zetech (WP)


Read More

Category: topnews news sports

Suggested

Now
@TheStar - By: Maureen [email pr ...
Sonko is overwhelmed, he needs help to deliver manifesto - Passaris

Nairobi woman representative Esther Passaris has said Governor Mike Sonko is overwhelmed and needs assistance to deliver his manifesto.She said the governor has never approached her office to discuss ...

Category: topnews news
3 hours ago, 10:44
@CITIZENTV - By: Wangui Ngechu
Mashujaa Day celebrations kick off in Kakamega

Kenyans have already thronged Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega County to celebrate this year's Mashujaa Day. ...

Category: topnews news
2 hours ago, 11:37
@TheStar - By: Robert Omollo @ro ...
Raila, Atwoli drum up support for constitutional changes

ODM and the Cotu leaders have said constitutional changes are unstoppable.Central Organisation of Trade Unions secretary general Francis Atwoli and ODM leader Raila Odinga have said a review of the Co ...

Category: topnews news
3 hours ago, 10:44
@CapitalFMNews - By: Agence France Pres ...
Abducted Tanzanian tycoon Dewji tweets has been freed

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 20 - Tanzanian tycoon Mohammed Dewji, who was kidnapped earlier this month, said Saturday he had been released and had returned home - Kenya breaking news | Kenya news today | Capi ...

Category: topnews
3 hours ago, 10:12
@DailyNation - By: Justus Ochieng'
Raila roots for referendum to weed out rogue MCAs

He said that MCAs have resorted to violence and thuggery. ...

Category: topnews news
2 hours ago, 10:54
@TheStar - By: Nancy Agutu @nanc ...
Thousands grace Bukhungu Stadium ahead of Mashujaa Day celebrations

Thousands of Kakamega residents on Saturday woke up as early as 5 am to celebrate Mashujaa Day at Bukhungu Stadium.The stadium was filled as residents braved the early morning chill. Masujaa Day is he ...

Category: topnews news
Our App