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Zama Optimistic Ahead Of Continental Adventure With KPA

JKL’s star player Jamila ‘Zama’ Nansikombi has joined kenya Ports Authority (KPA) basketball women club ahead of their trip to Maputo, Mozambique.

KPA will take part in the 2018 FIBA Africa Women’s Championship cup to be held from 16-25 November.

Zama is hopeful and confident about this adventure.

It’s big, every chance I get to play basketball home and away is a great experience and oportunity,” said Zama who was speaking to this website exclusively.

I have never played much of five on five outside my country, so I am guessing after this tournament I will be able to answer a lot of the questions about experience and exposure”.

Zama joins KPA’s team on merit following her good performance this season with JKL Lady Dolphins where she led the side to their maiden trophy.

KPA team in Maputo. Courtesy photo

Also joining the team from the National Basketball League is KCCA Leopards’ point guard Cynthia Irakunda.

UCU’s Christine Akinyi also joined the camp last week.

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The team has also been boosted by United States of America-based forward Taudencia Katumbi.

The new additions will join a strong roster highlighted by Linet Atieno and Mercy Wanyana.

KPA are at the event after finishing second in the FIBA zone V championship recently in Dar es salaam, Tanzania. Then team which is already in Maputo will be joined by Kenya counterparts Equity who won the Zone V event.

KPA will be going at the continent for their tenth attempt. The side first took part in the 1999 event in Senegal.

Last year, KPA finished fifth, their joint best achievement at the continent. KPA came fourth in Pool A before losing to Angola’s De Agosto at the quarter finals.

FIBA Africa Championship remains the most prestigious and high profile competition for women’s clubs on the continent.

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