Boost as Wamukota links up with Morans camp
Morans camp got a huge increase when centre Tom Wamukota signed up with the group ahead of next month’s Fiba Africa Afro-Basket qualifiers in Yaounde, Cameroon from February 17-21.
An elated assistant coach Sadat Gaya confirmed the imposing Wamukota, who missed the Kigali qualifier in November, remains in town.
” Yes he landed this morning and he remained in practice tonight (Wednesday). We now expect USA-based Ronnie Gundo to join us prior to completion of the week,” Gaya stated.
The 7-foot centre, who was held up in DR Congo during the very first window, will be key to Kenya’s possibilities in the make or break fixture.
He will play a key role in Kenya’s opportunities throughout the important second window set for February 17-21. “Bush is an athletic 7-footer. He brings something you do not see everyday– height and athleticism,” stated Gaya. He went on, “He brings leadership in practice and in video games.”
Gaya said he is likewise an outstanding re-bounder and shot blocker, who can move his feet and will do anything to assist the team win.
Wamukota, who fired up the crowd throughout the pre qualifiers against South Sudan last January, bets Rwandese champs Patriots.
He is the team’s main stay alongside Australia-based Desmond Owili, who has actually now fully recovered from an injury he sustained in Kigali.
With the two centres working in tandem, Gaya stated Kenya now has two of it’s best players shaping up for duty in that important position.
He said the group is getting ready well with bulk of the local-based players currently in camp. Kenya are targeting a return to the champion after a 27-year hiatus.
Morans open their Group B component on February 19 with a match against group leaders Senegal. They play Angola the following day prior to satisfying Mozambique. The other qualifier will be kept in Monatsir, Tunisia and 16 teams will schedule their ticket to the continental festival in Kigali in August.