KENYA : Makungu And Akinyi Top Score For KPA
The ever green Joyce Makungu scored 18 points and Salam Akinyi 19 as KPA women’s basketball team overran KCA University 85-19. The men’s team were also 79-60 winners over a spirited Thunders. Tony Okello (28) and Samuel Odera (18) top-scored for KPA.
On Saturday, KCB Lions scored a big 74-50 win over KPA with Tobias Onyango scoring an impressive 27 points.
Storms continued their fine run in the league by beating Mennonites 50-36 on Saturday. Faustina Maundu had 14 points for Storms and Linet Atieno 16 for Mennonites.
In the meantime, club officials are have urged KBF to ensure that the money paid by clubs should be solely used for running the league and in a professional way. A joint letter to KBF obtained by sportsnewsarena.com asked the league committee to work out a budget for the entire league which include payment of venue, referees, crowd entertainment, security, match balls and bibs (in case of team color clash). They suggested a cash reward for teams and individuals who have been exceptional during the season instead of trophies and medals.
Referees have been on the receiving end because of not being paid their dues. Only a gew die-hard referees officiate for free. “Gate collection monies should not be a measure of how much the refs should be paid because they( refs) are not responsible for the spectator turn out,” the statement reads. The officials have also urged KBF to look for sponsors for the league and major tournaments. Each team pays Sh38,000 league fees.
Trail Blazers 50 Umoja 34
Trail Blazers: Robert Andiwo (10), Shem Otieno 11
Umoja: Rogers Mbati (14 points).
Kenya Airports Authority 50 Nairobi Aviation 42
KAA: Kevin Otieno 11, Geoffrey Ssozi 11, Evan Omondi 10.
Eagle Wings 87 Mennonites 24
Eagle Wings: Evelyn Nora 16, Shani Silalei 10.
Co-Op Bank 35 KPA 48
Co-Op: Caroline Achieng 11, Caroline Ouma 10.
KPA: Brenda Angeshi 23
Thunders 60 KPA 79
Thunders: Edgar Kisali 21, Job Omune 14
KPA: Tony Okello 28, Samuel Odera 18.
World Hope 75 Africa Nazarene University (ANU) 50
World Hope: Evans Orenge 14, Brian Kowino 11
ANU: Andrew Kihumba 18, Marsden Obure 16.
Storms 50 Menonnites 36
Storms: Faustina Maundu 14
Menonnites: Lynet Atieno 16
KCA 19 KPA 85
KPA: Joyce Makungu 18, Salam Akinyi 19, Brenda Angeshi 11
KCB Lions 74 KPA 50
KCB Lions: Tobias Onyango 27
Freddy Otieno 11