Basketball: Equity Dumas eye sweep against KPA in Mombasa

Equity's Victor Ochieng and KPA's Job Byron (left) during KBF Premier League at the Nyayo National Stadium. Oct 24, 2021. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Equity Dumas are looking to complete a sweep against Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) when they travel to play the dockers at the KPA Makande Gymnasium on Saturday.

The bankers are one win away from qualifying for the 2021-2022 Kenya Basketball Federation Premier League finals after posting dominant performances in their respective semifinal playoffs played last weekend at Nyayo Gymnasium.

On the other hand, KPA men are staring at elimination.

The former national champions have to win game three if they are to stand a chance of making a come back into the best of five series playoff semis.

The dockers lost the opening two games (64-54 and 78-66) at Nyayo and a defeat will grant the bankers their maiden finals appearance in the club’s history.

“Our goal at the start of the season was to get into the finals this year after always being knocked out in the quarter-finals for the past five years,” said Equity head coach David Maina.

“That ice is finally broken and now we are on a championship journey. KPA is not easy team now all we want is to win game three since we don’t want give them a chance. We want to finish them off and rest up for the finals.”

The other match featuring defending champions Ulinzi Warriors and Strathmore Blades will be played on Sunday at Nyayo Gymnasium.


Lakeside and Lady Bucks host as Strathmore and UoN visit Kisumu
KPA goes down to Cape Town Tigers in Basketball Africa League
Learning curve for KPA after going down to Urunani in Basketball Africa League
Basketball: Zetech Sparks move top of KBF Premier League standings