Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has established itself as a powerhouse in Kenyan basketball. Over the years KPA’s success qualifies them as a dynasty in Kenyan basketball, their two teams have dominated the Kenyan basketball scene winning numerous titles and representing Kenya in various international tournaments.

Their consistent performance in the Kenya Basketball National League is something to be admired by other teams and also should be emulated. The women team under stewardship of veteran coach Anthony Ojukwu has put the women premier league on lock with back to back titles while the men team has also dominated the men premier league in the last 7 seasons. KPA women team has also shown their dominance in regional Zone V tournaments. In their last outing they finished with a silver medal behind Sporting Alexandria from Egypt.

Eugene Adera MVP 2022/23 KNBL Season. Photo Courtesy Hoops Mtaani

Dominance is measured by success, and KPA management and players have mastered the art if winning. In the last 8 seasons the men basketball team has won The KNBL 6 times while the women team has matched that number of titles and also added the Zone 5 title on top.

Their success is attributed to their strong culture of team spirit, discipline, and dedication. The team comprises of some of the best basketball players in Kenya, who are well-coached and trained to play as a cohesive unit. They have a winning mentality and the team insists on discipline as one if their key ingredient for success.

KPA guard Natalie Akinyi. Photo Courtesy Hoops Mtaani

KPA management has strongly supported basketball among other sport while more needs to be done to ensure their teams dominate Africa, they have managed to do a pretty good job maintaining their teams. This has enabled the teams to recruit and retain some of the best players in the country, and also have the best local based talent. With a great fanbase KPA is a complete franchise that is just a few pieces away from dominating Africa. The team has set a high bar for basketball in Kenya and continues to inspire young players to pursue their dreams in the sport. As they keep building up their dynasty and winning more titles, we will keep watching and enjoying their winning ride.

By Ariel Okall