Wafula, Silalei captain national teams to zone V

Jan 20, 2013

KCB Lions shooting guard Ancetas Wafula and Eagle Wings power forward Silalei Shani will lead the national men and women basketball teams at the Africa Zone V ACN Qualifiers that begin in Tanzania on Monday.

The two have been named captains of their respective teams with Wafula being deputised by Salim Ali while Hilda Indasi will understudy Shani.

The men team leaves the country on Sunday morning and head coach Francis Ngunjiri has expressed optimism that it will be a good outing.

He led the team in their last training session on Saturday at the Nyayo National Stadium Gymnasium where three players were dropped from the travelling party.

Co-op Bank’s Titus Musembi, Samuel Odera of Strathmore University and KPAs Alex Lugasi fell short of selection criteria.

Some of the players who made the cut include point guards Joseph Khaemba of Co-operative Bank and Griffin Ligale of Thunder, Ulinzi Warriors James Omune, South Africa based Rodney Onyango as well as Uganda based duo of Salim Ali and Blacio Owili.

Ladies team left Saturday 

The ladies team left for Tanzania on Saturday morning led by head coach Ronnie Owino with equal optimism of flying the country's flag high.

Co-operative Bank’s duo of Ceilia Asito and Eleanor Musundi as well as NYTA-Shimba centre player Vilma Achieng were all dropped.

The teams had been in training for the past two weeks with tournament pooling expected to be conducted on Sunday.

Full Squads: Ladies- Grace Wanjiku (Strathmore), Samba Mjomba (E. Wings), Brenda Angeshi (KPA), Debra Obunga (NYTA-Shimba), Denis Apondi (Strathmore), Hilda Indasi (USIU-A), Angela Okoth (E. Wings), Linda Alando, Emma Nyakweba (Co-op Bank) Yvonne Akinyi (KPA), Silalei Shani (E. Wings), Purity Ouma (UCU/Uganda), Susan Akinyi (Storms) Coaches- Ronnie Owino, Philip Onyango Team Manager- Nelly Oluoch.

Men- Joseph Khaemba (Co-op Bank), Griffin Ligale (Thunder), Ancetas Wafula (KCB), Allan Ouma (Co-op Bank), James Omune (Ulinzi), James Mwangi (Co-op Bank), Yoni Wanabiro, Roy Kahure KCB), Salim Ali, Blacio Owili (Uganda), Rodney Onyango (South Africa), William Otieno (Ulinzi) Coaches- Francis Ngunjiri, Peter Kiganya Team Manager- Ambrose Kisoi Statistician- Dennis Ochieng.


Francis Marangu

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