Kenya Morans Valentine Nyakinda in action against South Sudan Mathiang Duol. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA can report Kenya’s National Men’s Basketball Team will be without Head Coach Cliff Owuor for the upcoming round of 2021 AfroBasket qualifiers.

The final round of qualification games to determine nations that progress to compete in the 2021 edition of the African Nations Basketball Championship takes place from February 17 to February 21.

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Games are to be played in Monastir, Tunisia and Yaounde, Cameroon; Kenya is in Group B and takes on Senegal, Angola and Mozambique in Group B in Cameroon beginning February 17th.

However, The Morans won’t have Owuor leading them due to the trainer’s work commitment to Rwandan Basketball side APR.

Mills at a training session with Morans

The East African nation is seeking its first appearance at the AfroBasket since 1993 where Kenya placed fourth after hosting the tournament.

The team hired experienced Australian Coach Liz Mills to its Technical Team late in January ahead of the competition.  Kenya heads into the final round of qualifiers in third place with four points.

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Senegal leads the group with six points followed by Angola who have five points; Mozambique ranks bottom of the standings with three points and the top three nations progress to the AfroBasket.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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