CS Amina hosts Kenya Lionesses for dinner pledges support.

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Cabinet Secretary for Sports (CS) Amina Mohamed has promised Kenyan women all the support they will need before the 2021 AfroBasket final in Cameroon.

Speaking at the Nairobi West Hotel on Sunday evening when she met the Afrobakst Zone 5 champions , after the Rwandan squad returned, Amina said she was proud of the squad.

He revealed that he watched the entire final match where the Egyptian fans won 99-83 against Kenya in the final on Saturday at Kigali Stadium.

“I am very happy with the team. We will fully support you for AfroBasket,” Amina said.

Speaking on behalf of the players, the team’s captain Rose Ouma said it was a great honor to represent the country at the Zone 5 Championships.

He said meeting CS Amina means a lot to the team.

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“It’s been a long journey. It started without a hitch and some of our own fans doubted us when we lost the first match against Rwanda. Amina’s encouraging message inspired us to improve our game. In the remaining matches.

We were able to get out of those two fights and win the title. We thank the fans and we are indebted to them for supporting us on all social media, ”said the Dubai player.

Lions coach George Mayienga said CS gave them strength, before warning other teams at AfroBasket, “Cameroon, we are here”.

Basketball federation official Nelly Odera said Amina’s presence at the ceremony showed her confidence in the team.

Kenya National Sports Council official Charles Nyaberi called the lion’s qualification directly for the “big” AfroBasket, heading only to Kenya’s qualification for the 1992 World Cup.

” The Queen Strikers (national women’s volleyball team) are back in the Olympics and Beach volleyball (the women’s team qualified for the Olympics for the first time and now the Lionesses are in AfroBasket. I’m thrilled to see the resurgence of women’s teams ” said Nyaberi, reminding hockey players that “the biggest fight is in Cameroon”.

Basketball Federation President Paul Otula said the Lions had confirmed Thomas’ serious misconduct.

Otula promised to give the team a mark of Sh100,000. Police Commissioner Lazarus Opicho said he would give the team five goats.

The 5th place winners join Zone 2 champions Cape Verde and host Cameroon as the teams have already qualified for the 2021 African Women’s Championship (AfroBasket), scheduled for September 17-26.

The top two teams of AfroBasket 2021 will remain in contention for the 2022. Fiba Women’s World Cup. They will join Brazil, Canada, Puerto Rico, the United States, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Russia, Serbia and Australia in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

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