Zetech thump Strathmore in premier league outing
A fiery weekend saw Zetech baskteball teams, both ladies and the gentlemen, collect points in the second leg of the Kenya Basketball Federation games. The Zetech Titans faced the KDF Morans at the Nyayo national stadium, kicking off the first quarter with an 18 -15 lead against the Morans who managed 15 points. The second quarter was just as promising, which saw the Titans lead 33- 24 at half time.
The second half of the game was tight with the defenders claiming a 33-30 lead over the students; however, the team’s performance at the start of the game gave them the edge in the game that ended 63-56 in favour of Zetech.
Commenting on the game that saw top scorer Liban Hussein garner 12 points, Zetech Coach Job Munene said, “The Titans played well and were very receptive to guidance and directions given,” he added that the squad is preparing to face Trailblazers and UON in the upcoming games.
In the female quarters, the ladies who go by the tag Zetech Sparks silenced opponents Strathmore University in an entertaining game played during the second leg of the season, of the women’s premier league. The spirited players showcased their skills in the game that saw the Sparks score 15 points against Strathmore’s 11 points in the first quarter. The second quarter began soon after and the Sparks lost to the Strathmore team this time round, securing two points less than their opponents. The equally entertaining second half saw the Sparks increase pace to clinch 23 points against the Swords’ 12 points, with celebrated player Lucy Mbithe collecting 16 points for her team. The game ended 45-32 in favour of Zetech.
“I am impressed with the girls, especially with the performance this second leg which is an improvement from the first leg. I believe they will maintain the same tempo in upcoming games,” said Coach Maurice Obilo.
In the football arena, the ladies had their FKF Women premier league match against the Kayole starlets on Saturday with Faith Awuor opening the score board for the Sparks, scoring the first goal in the 36th minute. Thereafter, the Starlets managed an equalizer that saw the game end 1-0.
On Sunday, the ladies met with Wadadia FC at the Ruiru stadium in a game that ended 2-2 with Zetech team captain Purity Anyetu managing to score both goals for her team in the 8th and 16th minutes.
Commenting on the action, Team Coach Ben Kitolo said, “The Sparks did well during the matches, especially during the first half of both games. However, in the last quarter of the games, the ladies lost concentration. We will work on endurance and mental strength to ensure we do not make the same mistakes going forward.”
The University, which offers scholarships to talented students, continues to invest in sports and talent development to produce world class players, such as former Titans player Faheem Juma who now plays for the national team, that came in second in the inaugural FIBA AfroCan basketball tournament held in Mali.
Compiled by Anderson Muriuki