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Basketball: Koranga out as Kenya Lioness name squad for women’s AfroBasket

BASKETBALL By Washington Onyango | September 15th 2021
Kenya Lioness team [Courtesy]

Lioness head coach George Mayienga made two changes to the squad that won the Zone V championships which acted as the AfroBasket qualifiers by bringing in Ivy Opicho and Selina Okumu in place of Felmas Koranga and Cecilia Okumu respectively.

The Lionesses will be led by Melisa Akinyi and Dubai-based Rose Ouma as co-captains with coach Mayienga retaining 10 players who did duty in Rwanda.

The other players in the squad consist of USA based duo of Victoria Reynolds and Brenda Wasuda, Natalie Akinyi, Jemmimah Knight, Christine Akinyi, Georgia Adhiambo, Vilma Achieng' and Spain based Mercy Wanyama.

The continental competition is due to run from September 18-25.

Kenya Lioness Basketball Team

Guards
Rose Ouma Nalo- Al Nasr Dubai
Georgia Adhiambo- Ubumwe BC Rwanda
Victoria Reynolds- USA
Natalie Akinyi- KPA Kenya
Melissa Akinyi- Equity Kenya
Jemimah Omondi- Storms Kenya

Forwards
Selina Okumu- KPA Kenya
Ivy Opicho-Strathmore University
Brenda Adhiambo- USA

Centers
Vilma Akinyi- KPA Kenya
Mercy Wanyama- AD Cortegada Spain
Christine Akinyi- Zetech Sparks Kenya

 

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