The second leg of the Kenya Basketball Premier League resumes this weekend with nine matches on the cards at the Nyayo Stadium gymnasium after a competitive first leg that ended last weekend.
Rivals Co-operative Bank Spartans and champions Ulinzi Warriors finished the first leg at the top of the men’s table having bagged 20 points from nine victories and blowing away two points from two losses each.
Co-operative will be up to task against United States International University-Africa (USIU-AFrica) Tigers in a duel that will be arguably the weekend’s blockbuster tomorrow.
Spartans reigned supreme when the two sides met during the first round and revenge will be on the students’ mind, whose run in the first leg was below par despite finishing as losing finalists last season.
Tigers are placed fifth on the men’s log with 18 points which ties them with the chasing pack of Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), Blades and Nairobi City Thunder. Warriors will open their second leg quest against Lions at the same venue on Sunday with hopes of extending their lead should Spartans fault against Tigers.
Thunder will take on Equity Bank with the two sides separated by only one point and a victory for either will be crucial. Blades have a date with Kenya College of Accountancy tomorrow while Strathmore face Trailblazers, the two teams placed eighth and 11th respectively.
In the women’s Premier League, champions USIU-Africa Flames have a double again Masaku Sparks and Equity Bank as Cooperative take on Eagle wings.