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Mbungo Urges Bandari Strikers To Be More Ruthless Ahead Of Sofapaka Game

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Mbungo urges Bandari strikers to be more ruthless ahead of Sofapaka game

Bandari coach Andre Mbungo has urged his troops to sharpen up on their finishing ahead of Tuesday’s FKF Premier League match against former champions Sofapaka.

“We have not been scoring in the last five matches and significant improvement will be required especially by the strikers,” Mbungo said after his side’s 1-0 win over Ulinzi Stars at Mbaraki Sports Club on Wednesday.

The former AFC Leopards coach knows it will not be a walk in the park for the dockers when they travel to Wundanyi Stadium next week.

“There is plenty to work on going into the next match. We have been shooting blanks but we have no option but to improve on our striking force in order to score goals,” said Mbungo.

Bandari have so far garnered 19 points from ten matches, six points behind league leaders Kakamega Homeboyz.

But Mbungo appears to be motivated with the return of the trio of Abdallah Hassan, Chris Ochieng and Benjamin Mosha from injuries.

“It is only Darius Msagha who is out of action. He is expected to resume training next week,” said the coach.

Just like Mbungo, Ulinzi head coach Stephen Ocholla blamed his team’s blunt attack for the defeat.

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Juniors Intensify Training Ahead Of World Under-20 Championships

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Athletics Kenya (AK) is impressed with the progress made by inferior athletes at the ongoing vacation camp.

The camps are aimed at preparing athletes for the World Under-20 tournament in Cali, Colombia.

AK President Jack Tuwei who was speaking in Kapsumbeiywo All4Running youth camp which is headed by former world

800m champion Janeth Jepkosgei, said he was impressed by the turnout of the youth in colorful camps.

“We have 26 camps across the country and we are happy because they are training well thanks to the government who have helped in funding them. As a federation we shall do our part and make sure we get some of the best from these camps,” Tuwei said.

Kenya will be seeking to retain the title for the younger team for the third time in a row in the tournament set for August after winning in Tampere, Finland in 2018 and again last time in Nairobi.

AK youth head trainer Robert Ngiserei said the early medication will enable the country to present a strong platoon across the all events.

“At the Youth Sub Committee, we have embraced this program as it will help us improve more on the development of talent which will ensure our country remains as an athletics powerhouse,” Ngiserei said.

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Teenage Kenyan Basketballer Drafted Into Women’s NBA

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Teenage Kenyan Basketballer Drafted Into Women’s NBA

Olivia Nelson-Ododa, a Kenyan basketball player  has been drawn to the Los Angeles Sparks team for the 2022 Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).

The former Kenya Morans player Sebastian Ododa’s daughter was picked 19th overall in the alternate round of the WNBA draft on Monday by the L.A. Sparks.

The youngster was hailed by Sparks’ General Manager and Head Coach Derek Fisher after she was chosen.

“Olivia Nelson-Ododa was a contributor on both ends of the floor for a UConn program that went to four consecutive Final Fours in her tenure,” Fisher said.

“We’re excited to see how her size, length, rebounding, and passing ability can translate at the next level.”

Olivia is formerly following in the steps of his father Sebastian Ododa represented Kenya during the 1987 All African Games in Nairobi.

The 6- bottom-5 forward/ centre equaled 9.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists for UConn this once season.

She led the Huskies with a59.5 chance firing clip from the field and was a 2022 All-Big East First Team selection.

The 20-year-old forward also equaled1.7 blocks per game in 2021-22.

Olivia, who’ll turn 22 on August 17, was named the Big EastCo-Defensive Player of the Time in 2020-21 and will look to establish herself in the WNBA with her prowess on that end of the bottom.

She has played basketball for Winder-Barrow High School in Georgia, where she was named Athens Banner-HeraldCo-Player of the Time after comprising 17 points and 10 rebounds per game.

She was named to play in the McDonald’s All-American Game during her high academy elderly time and was also named Miss Georgia Basketball

During the FIBA U17 World crown in 2016, she won citation with the USA and latterly dipped gold in 2018 at the FIBA Americas Under-18 crown.

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