Ulinzi Warriors will be at home on Sunday looking to hold off visiting Kenya Ports Authority at the Ulinzi Sports Complex on Sunday evening. Entering this week, Ulinzi was the table leaders having played 21 games while KPA occupies the 4th spot with 17 games played. A win for either side will keep their hopes alive for a title contention and securing a better seed heading into the playoffs.
KPA Assistant Coach Samuel Ochola believes that they are well equipped to handle the Warriors guards who are the engines of their offense.
“Our guys are already in Nairobi, we have gotten a feel of the USC court, we will play our usual game and apply pressure to their guards, they have a good backcourt and we also know their bench isn’t that deep” added Ochola
KPA are indeed deep with a solid backcourt of Tobias Philip, Lennox Wanje and Eugene Adera, the trio will have an uphill task to stop Eric Mutoro, Collins Muliro, Tiberius Menya and Derrick Ochieng.
On what is a crucial game for Ulinzi who dropped a game against Equity Dumas, they cannot afford to lose to KPA if they want to get a better playoffs slot. The warriors will be led by veteran guard Eric Mutoro in a game that will have a playoffs atmosphere and implications just like the Ulinzi Equity matchup. The captain Mutoro believes that a better transition game and solid rebounding will do the work for the Warriors.
“We intend to execute our transition in this game, we have youthful players who can run with the ball and defensively we plan to control all the boards and limit them to one shot” He added.
Both teams will look to outdo each other offensively and make huge stops defensively. The real battle will be on the boards, the best rebounding team will have an added advantage and will eventually be awarded the win.
If you are looking for entertainment and a high intensity game be at the Ulinzi Sports Complex on Sunday at 4pm.