Lionesses launch AfroBasket campaign against hosts Cameroon

Kenya Lionesses players Georgia Adhiambo (left) and Natalie Akinyi

Kenya Lionesses players Georgia Adhiambo (left) and Natalie Akinyi during training at Nyayo National Stadium on September 05,2021 ahead of Fiba AfroBasket Championship to be held in Cameroon.

Photo credit: Sila Kiplagat | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • By Friday evening, Zone V representatives Kenya were yet to feel the competition venue in Yaounde as they waited for their coronavirus test results
  • Cameroonian-born Kenya Morans assistant coach Abel Herve Nson Batik said this match provides Mayienga’s side with a good opportunity to put pressure on the hosts
  • One of the key players Kenya will be banking on is American-born Victoria Reynolds who emerged the Most Valuable Player during the qualification phase in Rwanda in July

Coach George Mayienga expects a tough battle when the 25th edition of Fiba AfroBasket tips off with “Battle of the Lionesses” between Kenya and hosts Cameroon in Yaounde on Saturday night.

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