Blunt Blades get backing from coach Ochieng despite sluggish run


Fidel Okoth (L) of Blades contest for ball with Victor Bosire of KPA challenge during ...
Fidel Okoth (L) of Blades contest for ball with Victor Bosire of KPA challenge during their Basketball Premier League best-of-five finals play-offs series at Africa Nazarene University on February 18, 2018. KPA won 68-37. Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Tony Ochieng, the head coach of Strathmore Blades men basketball team has praised his team despite losing their third game of the season.
  • Blades who played away against new comers Eldorets were humbled 76-72 in a hard fought game played in Uasin Gishu Secondary School grounds at the weekend.

Tony Ochieng, the head coach of Strathmore Blades men basketball team has praised his team despite losing their third game of the season.

Blades who played away against new comers Eldonets were humbled 76-72 in a hard fought game played in Uasin Gishu Secondary School grounds at the weekend.

But despite the defeat, Ochieng chose to look at the positive side of things. He said:”It was a tough game. I must commend my boys for putting up a “great show”.

“We made some few mistakes which we were really punished for but overall we played a good game having in mind we were away,” added Ochieng.

At the same time, Ochieng has earmarked a top-four finish by the end of the first leg as they prepare to face Umoja and World Hope next weekend, adding that they will be taking “a game at a time”.

Blades have so far played six games, losing three and winning an equal number.

Meanwhile Storms head coach Abel Nson has blamed his players for the loss against TANGIT SPARKS Storms lost narrowly 49-47, their second defeat of the season, having played five matches so far.

Storms next assignment will be against defending champions Equity Bank on Saturday before taking on KU ORYX on Sunday.

 

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