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Defending champions KPA ready for Zetech Sparks


Natalie Akinyi of KPA play against KPA during KBF league Final ladies match at Nyayo Gymnasium.[Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Defending champions Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) will be seeking to kick off the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) women’s Premier League finals playoffs on the front foot when they face Zetech Sparks on Saturday’s game one from 6pm at Nyayo Gymnasium.

Speaking ahead of finals, the former Kenya Morans international said they will not underrate their opponents despite the fact that Sparks are making their finals play-offs debuts.

Ojukwu has led KPA to clinching top seeds tag in the women’s league after going unbeaten in the season.

Boasting of an experienced squad, the Makande-based outfit saw off Kenyatta University Lynx in the quarters 2-0 before proceeding to sweep away Strathmore Swords 3-0 (78-34, 72-39,69-47) in the semis.

On the other hand, Zetech University Sparks saw off Africa Nazarene University Panthers 2-0 in the quarters before sweeping former champions Equity Bank Hawks 3-0 (75-72, 73-59 and 70-40) in the best-of-five semis series.

“Winning another double with KPA will be precious. I know it will not be a walk in the park, but we are ready. We will approach the finals with a lot of caution because they are very strong sides who have demonstrated what they are made of.

“They may be making their debut in the final but they are not weak. With our experienced squads, I believe that will give us the edge,” Ojukwu said.

KBF Premier League final playoffs

Saturday’s Fixtures

KPA women v Zetech Sparks-6pm

Equity Dumas v KPA men-8pm

Sunday Fixtures

Zetech Sparks v KPA women-6pm

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