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Kenyan basketball star joins Nigerian giants

07 March 2015, 10:34

Nairobi - Lynette Atieno who represented both the national team and Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has joined Nigerian power house First Bank.

The forward is the first to take such a huge stride in KLenya, confided that she arrived safely in Lagos and things are on course.

She is training with her new side and is ready to take to the court for the Lagos top women’s ladies side when the league gets underway on March 25.

Kenya Basketball Federation secretary Vitalis Gode confirmed Atieno’s move to Lagos saying she was officially released to join the Nigerian champions.

"Yes, I cleared the player and she is free." he said.

Atieno, who joined the porters last year but played only a few games for the former national champions, was identified by the Nigerian side during last year's Fiba Africa women's club championships in Sfax, Tunisia where First Bank finished in fourth place.

KPA were placed eighth in the nine team tournament. They did not win a single game but Atieno made herself a name and was also scouted by Tunisia and Mozambican sides before finally settling for First Bank.

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