Zetech University has reason to celebrate after an action packed weekend saw the Zetech ladies basketball team teach Strathmore a hard lesson to clinch a deserved 45-35 third win in a row, to take home the coveted 2016 women’s division 1 title.
In the heated clash that saw the University Chairman Eng. Ken Mbiuki and Registrar & Head of Corporate Affairs Moses Maina lead the fans in cheering the squad, the Sparks proved their worth by closing the season unbeaten and lifting the title.
The epic showdown, covered by local media, played out at the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi with Coach Maurice Obilo lauding his team for their consistency and commitment that resulted in wins throughout the season. He said, “The Sparks have outdone themselves and I am proud of the team. This win is a testament of teamwork, diligence and skill.”
Congratulating the team, Eng. Mbiuki registered the management’s pride in the team’s win and encouraged the ladies to maintain focus and aim higher so as to reach the peak of success in Kenyan basketball.
“We are so proud of the team and the dedication each one of you has demonstrated to get to where you are today. As you celebrate this victory, maintain momentum as you join the big leagues and continue winning.” He said.
On his part, Team Manager Wycliffe Sirengo expressed the team’s appreciation to the entire fraternity for their support in ensuring the squad was able to compete throughout the season and noted that the team is ready take on tougher sides, after securing a position in the KBF premier league.
In the men’s action, only one deciding game is left to determine who between the Zetech Titans and Umoja will lift the men’s 2016 division one title; on Saturday, the Titans fell to a narrow 63-68 loss. However, in an intense clash on Sunday, the Titans matched up to beat Umoja in game 4, resulting in two wins for each team in the five-game tournament.
At half time, held Umoja 31-24 following impressive shots by the team guards. In the second half, the opponents picked up pace to punish the Zetech squad to collect points, closing regulation time at 63-63. After a break of emotion and regrouping, the men assembled in the court for a jumpy five- minute overtime session, that saw the Titans claim a fought for 80-68 win.
“The tension was palpable and we made a few mistakes in the second part of the game that gave Umoja opportunity to complete shots. However, the team was able to win the game and is now ready to train for the heated final.” said team coach Job Munene.
The final men’s showdown is slated for 11th February at Nyayo stadium with country watching for who will take home the 2016 men’s title; we wish the gents all the best!