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Kenya  girl basketballers defy odds; Silver, Bronze medals in Tae-kwon-do

KENYA women in basketball 3-on-3 defied heavy odds to reach the quarter finals of the competition at the 12th African Games where they arrived on the nick-of-time to be included in the draw.

Both Team Kenya women and men teams had been holed up at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, spending the most agonizing time than all teams as they pleaded with their leaders, in Nairobi and Rabat,  to confirm their late entry. At last they were able to travel but the three women travelled without a reserve player.

Top: Kenya women (back to camera) take on Morocco in basketball 3-on-3 in Rabat. Above, below, bottom: The Kenyan women’s trio Caroline Njeri Nduta, Daisy Ayodi, Christine Akinyi. Photos/MOHAMMED AMIN

Top: Kenya women (red) defend against Morocco in basketball 3-on-3 in Rabat (Photo/COURTESY). Above, below, bottom: The Kenyan women’s trio Caroline Njeri Nduta, Daisy Ayodi, Christine Akinyi. Photos/MOHAMMED AMIN

After Gaudencia Makokha and Naomi Too’s opening medal for Kenya, a Silver in women’s beach volleyball, Team Kenya earned their second and third when Faith Ogalo took a Silver and Evelyn Alouch a Bronze in women’s tae-kwon-do.

12th AFRICAN GAMES

(Results round-up):

BASKETBALL 3-on-3:

WOMEN:

Kenya advance to quarters after accumulating a total of 18 points:

Latest results:

Uganda 16-10 Kenya

 Kenya 14 -14 Morocco

Teams:

Group ‘A’: Uganda, Morocco, Kenya

Group ‘B’: Niger, Nigeria, The Gambia

Group ‘C’: Mali, Tunisia, Ethiopia

Group ‘D’: Egypt, DR Congo, Equatorial Guinea

FIXTURES:

Quarter Finals:

Uganda v Mali

DR Congo v The Gambia

Nigeria v Egypt

Kenya v Tunisia

 

MEN:

Kenya 16- 21 Egypt

Kenya 16-19 Madagascar

Kenya 16-19 Guinee Equatorial

Kenya 15-19 Morocco

Teams:

Group ‘A’: Niger, Nigeria, Angola, Mali, DR Congo

Group ‘B’: Egypt, Madagascar, Morocco, Kenya, Equatorial Guinea

TEAM KENYA:

WOMEN:
1 Christine Akinyi – (Kenya Ports Authority)
2 Daisy Ayodi – (Equity)
3 Caroline Njeri Nduta – (African Nazarene University)
*4 Clara Chepchirchir – (Strathmore University)
Manager: Hilmi Ali (Kenya Basketball Federation Vice-Chairman)

*Missed initial travel

MEN:
1 Salim Kisilu – (Ndejje University, Uganda)
2 Martin Buluma Ouma – (Ndejje University, Uganda)
3 George Darriel Omondi – (Strathmore University)
4 Fidel Okoth (Strathmore University)
Manager: Tonny Ochieng’ – (Strathmore University Head Coach)

TAE-KWON-DO:

Faith Ogalo: Won Kenya a Silver in Rabat tae-kwon-do competition

Faith Ogalo: Won Kenya a Silver in Rabat tae-kwon-do competition. Photo/MOHAMMED AMIN

Women’s competition:

Silver – Faith Ogalo (KEN)

Bronze – Evelyn Aluoch (KEN)

CYCLING:

Kenya’s Nancy Akinyi Debe wins bronze in the women’s mountain bike race earning a place to compete at the Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020.

HANDBALL:

(Women):

Tunisia 43-26 Kenya

SWIMMING:

Zambia caused a stir, they swimmer Tilka Palik picking up Gold, 50m breastroke, the country’s first ever medal at this discipline.

So far Egypt dominate, leading the medals’ table with eight Gold, followed by Algeria and South Africa with seven each and Morocco with five. Kenya have achieved only one bronze so far, lying 16th on the table.

SOCCER:

RESULTS & FIXTURES:

MEN:

Tue 20/08/19 South Africa U20 1 – 2 Nigeria U20
Burkina Faso U20 2 – 0 Morocco U20
Wed 21/08/19 Mali U20 3 – 0 Burundi U20
Ghana U20 0 – 1 Senegal U20
Fri 23/08/19 Morocco U20 19 : 30 Nigeria U20
South Africa U20 19 : 30 Burkina Faso U20
Sat 24/08/19 Senegal U20 19 : 30 Burundi U20
WOMEN:

Algeria (U20) 1–0 Mali (U20)

Guinea (U20) 0–2 Morocco (U20)

 

Mali U20 19 : 30 Ghana U20

 

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