Basketball girls defending champions Kaya Tiwi will be looking forward to defend the Federation of East Africa Secondary Schools Sports Association (FEASSSA) set for Gulu, Uganda starting Saturday.
As the debutants in last year games in Eldoret, Kaya Tiwi under Philip Onyango made headlines by winning the title at Moi Girls High school Eldoret beating Lycee Lu De Tanganyika of Burundi in a final match.
Kenya has won the girls’ basketball title in five of the last six editions and the country will be aiming to extend its winning streak.
The coastal based team is in pool A alongside Kenyan counterpart Tigoi Girls, Lycee De Kigali from Rwanda, Ugandan Buddo and Kibuli and Tanzanian Lord Baden Powell.
With Kaya Tiwi winning last year’s regional crown, Kenya qualified to field three sides in the tourney as per the competition rules.
The school successfully defended their national title in April this year, Kaya Tiwi are looking to complete another double.
Kenya’s third team St Brigid’s Kiminini are in a tough Pool B which has 2015 winners St Mary’s Kitende and St Noah (both Uganda), Lycee du Lac Tanganyika, College Gisenyi of Rwanda and South Sudan’s Rumbek Girls.
The team, which was eliminated at the group stages in last year’s tourney, will be seeking an improved performance.