KPA Men crowned Basketball champions
Nairobi – February 13, 2016
The Kenya Ports Authority Men's Basketball team are the 2016 champions of the Kenya Basketball Federation premier league after dethroning Cooperative Bank at the Nyayo National stadium on Sunday.
Basketball fans comprising employees who travelled to Nairobi specifically to cheer up the team expressed their jubilation in all forms shouting at the top of their voices. They carried shoulder high Head Coach Antony Ojukwu, Coach Sammy Kiki and even the players in celebration of the historic win, a title they last won in 2014.
The KPA Men's Basketball team after winning Game 4 which earned them the title.
KPA which had lost the third game against the bankers on Saturday by 57-79 came back robustly into the fourth Game of the play-offs knowing that the win would guarantee them the title.
The dockers had comfortably won Game one and two of the five play-off series back home at the KPA Gymnasium Makande and therefore just needed one more win to be declared the new champions.
The Antony Ojwuku led side shrugged off their Game three's poor form fighting relentlessly and scoring when it mattered to deny Cooperative Bank victory which could have locked the series at 2-2 to force Game 5.
The game was tense and too close to call, making hundreds of KPA fans to continuously cheer their players to either go on the defensive or offensive to their advantage. By half time KPA was leading 44-37.
The fighting spirit was sustained into the third and final quarters of the game and to the satisfaction of the KPA fans, their key players Tobias Odumbe (named most valuable player) and Victor Bosire (named top scorer) didn't disappoint after delivering the much anticipated win 79-67.
KPA Women's team dependable player Natalie Akinyi aims to go past the Equity defense during their Game 3 on Saturday.
Meanwhile KPA Women's basketball team has a chance to be crowned champions today if they manage to beat Equity Women in the pending Game 5 of the play-off series at the Nyayo National Stadium Gymnasium at 7.00PM.
KPA Women revived their hopes for the title after beating Equity 67-63 in Game 4 to level the series at 2-2.
On Saturday KPA Women had a bad day losing 52-54 to the bankers in Game 3 forcing the dockers to trail by 2-1. And on Sunday KPA won the fourth game to equalize 2-2, meaning that whoever wins the crucial Game 5 will be declared champions.