Warriors coach Balozi plot for impressive second leg run


Warriors coach Balozi plot for impressive second leg run
Eric Mutoro (L) of Ulinzi Warriors outpaces Benjamin Muga of Thunder during their men’s Kenya Basketball Federation Premier League match at Nyayo stadium Gymnasium on November 18, 2018. Thunder won 70-57. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha.

In Summary

  • Even before the second leg of the basketball league begins, Ulinzi Warriors men basketball team head coach William Balozi is already plotting ahead and is confident of going through the second leg of the campaign unbeaten.

  • Warriors brought the curtains down on their first leg campaign with a resounding 65-44 win over Eldonets 65-44 on Saturday at Nyayo Gymnasium before crashing Lakeside 64-34 on Sunday at the same venue.

Even before the second leg of the basketball league begins, Ulinzi Warriors men basketball team head coach William Balozi is already plotting ahead and is confident of going through the second leg of the campaign unbeaten.

Warriors brought the curtains down on their first leg campaign with a resounding 65-44 win over Eldonets 65-44 on Saturday at Nyayo Gymnasium before crashing Lakeside 64-34 on Sunday at the same venue.

Their first leg run was so meticulous losing just one match against Thunder, and Balozi says they are going to rectify the mistakes before the second leg begins.

“We are going to rectify our mistakes because the target is to win second leg unbeaten,” Balozi said.

On his part, Ulinzi’s acting captain John Washika said it’s time to go back to drawing board.

“We are going to put some work on our defence. As a team we are ready for second leg battle,” Washika added.

Ulinzi last won the league in 2016 and finished first runners up in both the regular league and the playoffs last season.

Meanwhile, defending champions KPA registered two wins in their weekend assignments hammering Umoja 60-43 before beating KCA University 51-48 on Sunday.

KPA who lost key players before the start of the season to their rivals have played six games, losing three but head coach Sammy Kiki maintains his team is improving.

“I am happy for the wins and for the efforts of the players. We had two tough matches and since I am building a new team, I am happy since team chemistry is improving,” Kiki said.

Weekend results

Saturday 4th May 2019

KPA 60-43 Umoja

KU ORYX 20-00 Western Delight (Walkover)

Equity Bank 63-13 Storms

Zetech 63-32 Strathmore

Thunder 57-42 Lakeside

Ulinzi 65-44 ELDONETS

Sunday 5th May 2019

KPA 51-48 KCA-U

Storms 31-32 K.U ORYX

Ulinzi 64-34 Lakeside

Equity Bank 61-56 ELDONETS

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