Equity, KPA on brink of playoff final


Equity, KPA on brink of playoff final
Brenda Angeshi (L) of KPA block Trizah Akoth of Storms during their women’s Kenya Basketball Federation Premier League playoffs finals Game two at Nyayo National Stadium gymnasium on December 02, 2018. KPA won 63-47. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha.

In Summary

  • Champions Equity lead UON Dynamites 2-0 in their series with KPA also holding a similar advantage over Storms and both need just one more win to reach the final
  • Equity will be at the Nyayo Gymnasium in Nairobi for Game Three while KPA host Storms at Maknde Gymnasium in Mombasa

The Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) women’s titans Kenya Ports Authority and Equity Bank will look to complete sweeps against the semi-final opponents this weekend to set up yet another playoff final featuring the duo.

Champions Equity lead UON Dynamites 2-0 in their series with KPA also holding a similar advantage over Storms and both need just one more win to reach the final.

Equity will be at the Nyayo Gymnasium in Nairobi for Game Three while KPA host Storms at Maknde Gymnasium in Mombasa.

Equity have been supremely dominant, losing just once during the league phase of the season and are unlikely to give the Dynamites any chance to stop their stride, according to head coach David Maina.

“We want to wrap it up on Saturday so that players can have time to rest and prepare for finals. Preparations are going on well and the morale of the team is high,” the tactician said.

KPA is set to tackle Storms whom they met last season in the semis and will be targeting to continue with their dominance against the Nairobians.

The Mombasa based side won Game One and Two 82-52 and 81-61 in Nairobi last weekend.

Dockers head coach Mike Opel insists that they won’t take it easy and that they will give their best.

“I know it won’t be easy, storms would want to push it to as many games as possible, I expect them to come guns blazing, but I’m preparing my team for a tough fight both physically and mentally, so that we win the series on Saturday,” Opel said.

On his side Storms head coach Abel Nson said that it’s not yet lost.

“We don’t have any choice but to win the Mombasa games. The players who were on injuries are back and now available. In elimination games is not always about tactics but about who wants it more, I feel optimistic that we will give them a good fight,” Nson said.

Weekend Fixtures for Women Premier League semis in Nairobi

Equity Bank VS UON Dynamites-2pm- Saturday

Equity Bank VS UON Dynamites-10am- Sunday

Equity Bank VS UON Dynamites-Monday

Weekend Fixtures for Women Premier League semis in Mombasa

KPA VS Storms -2pm- Saturday

KPA VS Storms-2pm- Sunday

KPA VS Storms-2pm- Monday

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