Strathmore, Equity duel abort after power blackout


A power blackout forced the abandonment of a top Premier League tie between Strathmore University Blades and Equity Bank.

The fiercely contested match at Nyayo Stadium gymnasium was called off at the break with the bankers leading 22-20. Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) fixtures secretary, Joseph Amoko, said the match will have to be programmed again soon.

“I will have to reschedule it as soon as possible. Since I had already created space for makeup matches, finding a slot for it won’t be difficult,” he said. In the matches played earlier, Emyba crushed United States International University 75-58.

Eugene Adera posted 18 points and Tony Mwenda scored 17 for the winners while Farm Onono provided 18 for the students.

“Despite the loss, I am happy with the progress being made by my boys but there is still a lot of work to do,” said coach Cliff Owuor. In the women’s matches, Strathmore University Swords cut Kenyatta University Oryx 51-24 as Stephany Tongii top-scored with 15 points.

Lynette Atieno scored 18 points as Storms thumped Western Delight 71-40. The losers had 9 from Martina Burure. It was a double loss for USIU as the ladies side were also felled 58-36 by upbeat Africa Nazarene University despite 19 points from Fridah Yagomba.

In an international friendly match played after power was restored, league leaders Ulinzi Warriors succeeded where the national team failed to beat the visiting Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) 63-45. The visitors had beaten the national side 65-59.


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