KPA, Equity status on the line ahead of KBF Women’s Premier League playoffs

KPA Captain Vilma Achieng. [Washington Onyango,Standard]

Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) Women’s Premier League heavyweight Kenya Ports Authority (KPA Women) and defending champion Equity Banks will be in action as the 2021-2022 season playoffs tip off on Saturday.

Playoffs for the Men’s Premier League will also tip-off alongside the Division One leagues as the local basketball league resumes after a four-week break.

The play-offs, which be played in best of three format, were postponed last year after the end of regular season to allow three top clubs; Ulinzi Warriors, Kenya Ports Authority and Equity Bank women's teams to represent Kenya in Fiba-Africa Club Championships without interruption.

Defending champions Equity Bank, who are chasing their third title, face lowly Africa Nazarene University (ANU) in Game One at Nyayo National Stadium Gymnasium. ANU finished seventh on 24 points.

The bankers finished second in the regular season behind rivals KPA with 35 points. KPA emerged top having beaten Equity Bank home and away.

Both sides had 35 points leaving goal aggregate to determine the regular season winners.

Regular season leaders KPA are drawn against Strathmore University Swords in Game One at Nyayo on Saturday and will play Game Two at the same venue on Sunday from 12pm.

Swords finished a distant eighth with 23 points and will walk a tight rope against the experienced KPA

University of Nairobi Dynamites, who settled fourth with 27 points will lock horns with fifth-placed Storms on Saturday starting 12pm.

Eagle Wings will battle it out with Zetech University in Game One. Eagle Wings managed sixth position with 24 points while Zetech clinched third spot on 32 points to sail into the quarter-finals.