The Kenya Morans are gearing up to an entertaining FIBA World Cup qualifiers which will kick off on the 25th of February 2022. The Morans who have already named their preliminary squad will start preparation on the 22nd of January in Nairobi.
The Morans are pooled in group D alongside Egypt, Senegal, and DRC Congo. Teams that Kenya has played more than once in the last 3 years.
The Morans will be looking to get a win against Senegal who they haven’t beaten yet. Morans have lost all their encounters against Senegal in the last two years and will be looking to get that elusive win. Senegal has proven to be a tough matchup for Kenya with their athleticism and style of play.
Looking at Kenya against Congo in the last three years, Kenya has also failed to beat the Leopards. Morans lost to Congo in the opening game of the inaugural AfroCan tournament in Mali and failed to beat them again in the tournament finals. These two matchups will be challenging for Kenya if they haven’t figured out a game plan to upset the two powerhouses.
When it comes to Egypt, the last time Kenya and Egypt went head to head, Kenya won the match 97-79, upsetting Egypt for the first time in history under the able hands of the newly appointed coach Cliff Owuor. The two teams have met more than a few times since they’re in the same FIBA Zone. While Congo DRC and Senegal pose the toughest challenge for Morans, Egypt is a more technical and tactically savvy team that requires both mental and physical fitness to steal a win.
The Morans are walking into the February World Cup qualifiers as the underdogs facing giants they are familiar with. Will this be an added advantage or a curse?
We will have to wait and see for ourselves.
Kenya Morans have a tendency of upsetting big teams, who will it be this time?
Morans To The World.

By Ariel Okall


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