Aga Khan out to claim basketball title as national school games beckons


Aga Khan out to claim basketball title as national school games beckons

In Summary

  • Aga Khan Academy Mombasa basketball team head coach Jimna Kimani believes time is right for his team to claim their maiden national title as the Secondary School Games kick off next week in Mombasa.
  • According to Kimani, the experience in his squad should help him fight for the title after participating in the national games for three years in a row, but with no success.

Aga Khan Academy Mombasa basketball team head coach Jimna Kimani believes time is right for his team to claim their maiden national title as the Secondary School Games kick off next week in Mombasa.

According to Kimani, the experience in his squad should help him fight for the title after participating in the national games for three years in a row, but with no success.

He added that the hot weather in Mombasa will be an added advantage to his team as they are used to the conditions.

“We have been participating in the nationals for three consecutive years and I think this is our year as we play host plus the weather advantage,” charged Kimani.

At the same time St. John’s Kaloleni Girls hockey coach Austin Mushima assured their coastal fans of a good performance noting that they’ve been hard at training and will be out to replicate their 2004 heroics when they were crowned national champions.

“Last time we won the national title was in 2014 in Shanzu.  Coincidentally, this year’s championships will be hosted there (Shanzu) and thus our target is to replicate the same,” roared Mushima.

Meanwhile the renovation of two basketball courts at Shimo La Tewa Secondary School is taking shape and will be ready by Friday.

Shimo La Tewa Principal Mutiso Mbinda told Citizen Digital that they are ready to host the nationals’ games and the renovation is in its final stages and will be ready by Friday.

“After the inspection last week the work started immediately and two days from today everything will be on point,” he assured.

Shimo La Tewa Secondary will host basketball and rugby games while Shanzu Teachers College will play host hockey and handball as the cross country get staged at Bandari’s Mbaraki grounds. The competition will run from April 8-13.

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