The Zetech University sports teams continue to impress in the Kenya Basketball League tournament, having qualified for the play-offs in this year’s KBF lower tier league, slated for November 12, in Nairobi, Kenya.
In an inspiring performance throughout the season, all three basketball teams- two men and one ladies- have qualified and are eager to boost their winnings in the upcoming playoff games.
The Zetech women’s side, Zetech Sparks, cruised to the semi-final of the Division One league after an unforgettable unbeaten run in the league, finishing in first position on the nine-team table standings with 32 points. The Sparks are now working towards playing in the finals that will earn them entry into this year’s women’s Premier League. Daystar University, who were second with 30 points, also secured an automatic ticket to the play-off semi-finals.
Men in action
On their part the men’s Division 1 side, Zetech Titans also powered their way to book an automatic ticket to the approaching play-off semi finals, having collected 38 points, after a total of 22 games, coming in 2nd to a strong Umoja side.
The Job Munene- coached side, is optimistic of their upcoming critical game, with team captain Felix Omondi noting that the training and commitment by the players has enabled the team to scale to the top rankings of the league,
“We are excited to compete in the playoffs following a season of hard work, commitment, teamwork and consistent training. I am proud of my teammates for their focus and to the university management for the support shown throughout.”
Zetech Titans punished KU Pirates 73-59 in their last match played last weekend with top players Joshua Kisali, Wycliffe Olanya and Franklin Omondi slated to feature in the opening Game One of the play-off semis.
Meanwhile, in the men’s Division Two League, Zetech junior basketball team is set to finish fourth, and be among the top six qualifiers for the play-off games. With one match in hand against KDF Morans this weekend, the team is likely to secure the fourth spot, with a total of 37 points.
Commenting on the fete, Sports Coordinator Alfred Muli is optimistic about the playoffs and shares that the teams are determined to shine and advance in the national leagues, “It has been tough but the teams have displayed consistent growth and stood out throughout the season. We are eager to play in the playoff semis and the teams are training hard to impress.”
Indeed, the institution’s commitment and excellence in sports once again speaks for itself; the fraternity is behind the teams, rooting for a win for all sides.