KBF: Odhiambo backs Equity for a deep playoff run


Emyba tussle with KPA in a past KBF league match
Emyba tussle with KPA in a past KBF league match

In Summary

  • Equity Bank men’s team head coach Carey “T9” Odhiambo is positive his side will sustain a deep playoff run in their bid to recapture the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) Premier League title.
  • Odhiambo whose charges staged a late fightback to defeat a stubborn Eldonets side 64-59 at the MUSO Court in Eldoret on Sunday says they will go all-in for a finals berth come post-season, and is confident they have the resources to do it.
  • On Sunday their resilience and contender credentials were on full display as they managed to shake off a poor start to earn a deserved win against a strong Eldonets side.

Equity Bank Hawks head coach Carey “T9” Odhiambo is positive his side will sustain a deep playoff run in their bid to recapture the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) Premier League title.

Odhiambo whose charges staged a late fightback to defeat a stubborn Eldonets side 64-59 at the MUSO Court in Eldoret on Sunday says they will go all-in for a finals berth come post-season, and is confident they have the resources to do it.

“Our objective at the moment is to be in a position to contend for the title and am glad we are on course to realize our season ambitions.”

On Sunday their resilience and contender credentials were on full display as they managed to shake off a poor start to earn a deserved win against a strong Eldonets side.

Eldonets dominated the first two quarters 17-12 and 12-11 to take a 29-23 lead into the break. Equity found a new lease in the second half, outscoring the Platinum Credit-sponsored side 19-12 and 22-18 in the third and fourth quarter respectively to cap a successful weekend.

Carey singled out perimeter shooting and turnovers as their major flaws that they will have to work on to realize their season ambitions.

“The turnovers were too many more so in the first half and I feel we need to work on that.

“Also, the players do not seem confident enough to attempt shots from behind the arc. This problem cuts across all teams in the league.

Eldonets head coach Morris Ouma was left fuming after their poor defense ended their weekend on a losing note having defeated Umoja 64-49 on Saturday.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, Ouma urged his charges to work on their defending, a fete that will help them close out games better.

“I attribute our loss today to poor focus. We were strong in the first half but conceded many uncontested points in the second half.

“We will work on this and am sure we will finish among the best four teams in the division.

Weekend Results

Saturday

Men

Little Prince 40-31 Nebulas

Eldonets 64-49 Umoja

ANU 65-39 Coastal Kings

Women

Eldonets 46-41 Footprints

Strathmore 56-41 ANU

MMU 42-36 KCA

NAC 55-52 Neosasa

JKUAT Lynx 51-17 Coastal Queens

Sunday 

Men 

JUAK 75–40 Nebulas

Zetech 46-41 Coastal Kings

Little Prince 46-60 MAB

Eldonets 59-64 Equity bank

Women 

KCA 42-27 Coastal Queens

Eldonets 49-57 Multimedia University (MMU)

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