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Basketball: Bungei back as Kenya Morans Preliminary Squad Named

BASKETBALL By Washington Onyango | January 11th 2022 | 2 min read


Kenya Morans Forward Preston Bungei (left) in action against Senegal during the Afrobasket Qualifiers. [Courtesy]

The Kenya Basketball Federation has released a list of 20 players who are expected to report to camp in preparation for the 2023 World Cup qualifiers scheduled for this February.

The team landed group D where they play Senegal, Egypt and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the FIBA World Cup African qualifiers scheduled for February.

American-born small forward Preston Bungei, who missed the AfroBasket in Kigali is back and with other including Albert Odero from New York and Morans star Tylor Ongwae.

Some new faces in the 20-man player list are Orion Onyango from New York (USA), Tony Maina from Beijing, China and Sammy Opel (UAE).

Morans will meet the Democratic Republic of Congo on February 25, Egypt (February 26) and Senegal (February 27) in their Group D matches of the first round of the 2023 World Cup qualifiers in Dakar. Return matches are scheduled for July this year

The Morans will be under the stewardship of coach Cliff Owuor who is returning after a year’s hiatus.

Owuor replaces Australian sensation Liz Mills.

The best three teams from all the four groups will advance to the second round. 

Kenya Morans squad:

1. Griffin Ligare - Nairobi City Thunder

2. Victor Bosire – Ulinzi Warriors

3. Orion Onyango - USA, New York

4. Eugene Adera - EMYBA

5. Joseph Khaemba – Ulinzi Warriors

6. Eric Mutoro – Ulinzi Warriors

7. Victor Ochieng – Equity Bank

8. Preston Bungei - Melbourne, Australia

9. Faheem Juma - Equity Bank

10. Tylor Okari - Bakken Bears, Denmark

11. Albert Odero - USA, New York

12. Tony Maina - Beijing, China

13. Sammy Opel - UAE

14. Valentine Nyakinda – Ulinzi Warriors

15. Ariel Okal - Dhofar, Oman

16. Joel Awich - Azrieux, Ufaransa

17. Job Byron – KPA

18. Bush Wamukota - Patriots, Rwanda

19. Desmond Owili - Melbourne, Australia

20. Fidel Okoth - Nizwa, Oman

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