Coach Cliff Owuor will not become part of the Morans technical bench for the FIBA Africa Afro-Basket 2021 qualifiers schedule on February 19-21 in Yaounde, Cameroon.

The tactician the other day validated his unavailability for the occasion, pointing out another engagement with Rwandese club APR. Kenya will battle Senegal, Angola and Mozambique in the 2nd window of their Group ‘B’ qualifier.

” Due to the nature of my task with APR, I will not be with Morans. I am presently headed up-country to attend a funeral and will go back to Kigali February 10,” he said.

Last year, Owuor signed a contract to join his old club APR and did not return to the nation after last November’s qualifiers in Kigali.

” The Rwandese league is set to start later on this month and I will be returning to prepare my group,” stated Owuor. He said his gamers in addition to the Kenya Basketball Federation authorities understand his relocation.

” The boys have actually enhanced and I anticipate them to do well. Apart from diaspora players, I am pleased everyone is training,” he said.

Owuor has supervised of the Kenya group given that 2019 and assisted the country to the top of Zone 5 in Uganda in his first assignment.

He won a silver medal in Afro-Can in Bamako, Mali prior to topping the area in the regional qualifiers in Nairobi last January.

KBF last week added the much- travelled Australian tactician Liz Mills to the technical bench and she will be working with assistant Sadat Gaya.

On the other hand, captain Griffin Ligare stated the training has now gotten well and with the addition of Mills to the group, they can only improve.

” The team had a rather slow start in our very first week of training and now things have gotten significantly and the tempo is really high,” he kept in mind. On coach Mills addition to the team, he stated, “She is a great addition. She is going to bring a lot to the technical bench.”

It will be make or break for Morans who beat Mozambique 79-62 however lost 92-54 to leading ranked Senegal and 82-66 to 15-time champs Angola.

Kenya face Senegal in the opener prior to dealing with Angola and Mozambique in the subsequent matches. The leading 3 groups from the five groups will book tickets to Kigali alongside fourth-placed group.