The Kenya Defence Forces Basketball Teams participated in the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) Premier League and Division I League held on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, 2022, at Nyayo Stadium Indoor Arena.
Moi Airbase team took the lead with 81 points against Snipers, following closely at 71 points. During the first and the second quarters, MAB came out game blazing to lead with 28-30 and 22- 21, respectively.
MAB have participated in Division I since their promotion from Division II League for the first time. The two teams were among a pool of twelve: ABSA Bank, Little Prince, Neosasa, Hope, Strathmore, Blazers and Cabal Elitists.
After the final match, MAB coach Warrant Officer II Moses Shida underscored the importance of practice, passion and teamwork, acknowledging that the game was intense and he had learned a few lessons the team would implement in the upcoming leagues.
In the Premier League, Ulinzi Warriors lost to Equity Dumas after a closely contested game in the first and second quarters scoring 56-69 points full-time.
"Due to small lapses, our opponents capitalized on our mistakes during defence rotations which gave them an upper hand, but we have had our lessons," noted the Ulinzi coach.
Division I League's two winning teams are expected to join the Basketball Premier League.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.