Warriors, Footprints chase for wins in weekend basketball action
Ulinzi Warriors head coach William Balozi has expressed confidence in his side as they take on underdogs Trailblazers in a second leg Premier League clash on Sunday at the USIU grounds.
The soldiers, seven-time champions, will be eyeing their second win coming off an unfruitful weekend where they were narrowly edged out by KCA University 46-43.
Second placed on the table after Kenya Ports Authority, Balozi is optimistic that his charges can pull out a win to boost their title chances.
“The boys have trained well and considering the determination they exhibited in training, it’s evident that they will display an outstanding performance .They’ll however will need to remain focused in the court especially during the dying minutes of the game where they tend to lose focus which led to the defeat in the previous game against KCA-U,” Balozi said.
In the women’s league, newbies Footprints will be looking forward to kick off the second leg with a win when they take on Masaku Sparks on Saturday in the only Premier League fixture.
Footprints also have a tricky looking fixture against former champions Equity Bank whom they confront o n Sunday.
Footprints head coach Juma Kent has lauded his girls for their resilience when facing top teams and has backed his team to win at least one of their weekend assignments.
“We are a young team that is still growing and there’s really no pressure on the girls. We lost most of our key players to the same opponents that we’ll be facing this weekend.
“It’s going to be a very exciting fixture as the players know each other well having played previously together in the same team,” said Juma.
Footprints beat Masaku Sparks 51-49 in the first leg and will be hoping to break their winless spell against the Bankers for the first time having lost in the first leg.
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Gladiators Vs Queens – 10.30AM – USIU
4 Christ Vs Neosasa Morans – 11.30AM – USIU
Barclays Bank Vs Zetech Titans -3.00PM -USIU
Strathmore Vs Egerton – 9.30AM – USIU
Little Prince Vs Riara -11.30AM – USIU
Umoja Vs Blades – 3.00PM – USIU
Equity Vs KCA-U – 4.30PM – USIU
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