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Afrobasket 2021: We will shock Nigeria......Says Tom Bush

August, 17 2021

By Akin Bolarinwa

Kenya's national basketball team player, Tom "Bush" Wamukota has sent a warning signal to D'tigers of Nigeria not to under-rate the East Africa nation.

Tom Bush as he is fondly called told that the Kenya national basketball team didn't booked their ticket to Rwanda just for sight seeing.

"It is scary being in the same group with one of the best basketball playing nation in Africa but hey we have our game plan and we will shock so many people".

Kenyan international Tom ‘Bush’ Wamukota says that, he has been enjoying life at his new Rwandese club Patriots and he is ready for the Afrobasket challenge.

"I have learnt a lot playing pro in Rwanda and I am happy the tournament is coming home where I play".

This will be the fourth trip to the FIBA AfroBasket championships for Kenya in nearly three decades and it is the one they believe they can make a mark after placing fourth at home in Nairobi in 1993.

"We hope to do Better this time around, we have the talents and good organisation to go far".

Bush affirmed that, half of the team members are now playing top level basketball overseas and they are good to go.

" A lot has changed, it is unlike in the Nairobi tournament where the roster was filled with all locally-bred players, we have more professionals in our team now".

For the first time since this event tipped off in Cairo, Egypt in 1962, a total of 16 teams will parade at the iconic Kigali Arena in Rwanda for the continent's biggest basketball festival that is slated to tip off August 24-September.

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