Morans, the national men’s basketball team registered their maiden win at the ongoing 2021 Fiba AfroBasket qualifying Championship in Kigali, Rwanda.
After losing the two opening matches to Senegal and Angola, Kenya edged out Mozambique 79-62 to keep their qualying hopes alive.
The Cliff Owuor led side won the third and fourth quarters after a 19-all opening quarter.
The 79-62 thumping of Mozambique in their last group match ensured Kenya finished third in the group and within the cut off mark for qualification.
Captain Griffin Ligare, who was playing his first match after arriving late, is the spark Kenya needed to silence the Southern Africans who must now beat Kenya by 19 points in the return match in February to qualify for the finals set for August in Kigali.