After winning their maiden FIBA Africa Zone Five Women Club Championship title, four days ago in Dar es Salaam Tanzania, Equity Bank Hawks shift their focus to the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) league where they are fighting to finish top of the table and fight for another local title.
Hawks missed out on the title last year when they fell to local nemesis Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) in the finals. However, the Bankers have proven too strong for the Dockers in their last two competitive encounters, winning the KBF return leg 48-42 before clinching the FIBA title with a 70-54 score line.
Zone Five’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) Belinda Okoth says the wins have given them self belief that they can do better if they stick to the systems that are working so well for them.
“Our win in Zone Five means we can only get better. We have another fighting chance for the local title. However, this means that KPA, whom we are likely to meet in the playoffs, go back to the drawing board and will come back stronger. We have to correct the mistakes we had and ensure we win all our remaining matches as we gear up for another trophy,” said Okoth.
Meanwhile, KBF league action continued over the weekend where in the men’s league, Kenya College of Accountancy (KCA) University, registered a slim three point, 45-42, win against World Hope in the former’s final match in regular season.