Bernard Amuke, Chairman Scrabble Kenya

Ghana end Kenya’s journey at Scrabble World Cup

World Warriors, the national Scrabble team failed to qualify into the quarterfinals of the ongoing Virtual Scrabble World cup.

Kenya fell to their continental rivals Ghana in their last pool C match on Saturday to finish third with Canada and Ghana taking first and second positions respectively.

After winning the opening fixture, lost to Canada in the second match then to Ghana that nailed the final loss with Singapore, who lost in the last game against Canada tailing the pool.

Kenya fell 11-14 to Ghana finishing third in the group on tie breaks after a three way tie on 1-2 as Singapore lost to Canada.

Pool leaders remained unbeaten winning all their matches (3-0) with Singapore in second (1-2) with 45 points, Kenya third (1-2) +31 and Ghana with 1-2 +30 points.

Scrabble Kenya Chairman Bernard Amuke attributed the loss to lack of proper preparations where meetings are done virtually.

“It is unfortunate we lost to Ghana a team we were confident we were going to beat, I attribute this to lack of proper preparations as we communicate virtually and everybody has to get ready on his own. Next time we will try to have all our best players onboard.

Playing in a round-robin format, Kenya who lost to Ghana in  4-1, 3-2, 3-2, 1-4 and 0-5 with points from Chris Okioma, Joash Manyasa Patrick Litunya, Bernard Amuke and David Njenga in that order.

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