Kenya’s Senior National Women’s Basketball Team is in line to compete for a place in the 2019 FIBA Women’s African Basketball Championship this weekend.
The team is due to compete in Zone V alongside Egypt, Uganda and Rwanda for a place in this year’s championship which is to be held in Senegal in August.
The biannual competition will have 12 nations battle for the trophy and places at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Prior to the start of the qualifiers, Kenya was engaged in a series of friendly games most notably against Ghanaian club side Braves of Customs.
Kenya topped Braves 52-18 in the friendly when Customs visited the East African country for the second time in a row. Customs Male side recorded a 64-60 win over their Kenyan counterparts.
The qualifiers are to be held at the Lugogo Indoor Stadium in Uganda’s capital, Kampala. A handful of nations have already qualified for the tournament including defending champions Nigeria.
Cameroon and Cape Verde earlier this year booked their spots at the expense of Guinea and DR Congo respectively.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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