Engineers’ Brigade Shine at CDF Basketball Championship

Deputy Commander Kenya Air Force Brigadier Francis Ogolla present the CDF championship trophy to Engineers’ Deputy Brigade Commander Colonel Joseph Muracia after emerging the championship winners at Moi Air Base Gymnasium on 26th May 2017.

Deputy Commander Kenya Air Force Brigadier Francis Ogolla present the CDF championship trophy to Engineers’ Deputy Brigade Commander Colonel Joseph Muracia after emerging the championship winners at Moi Air Base Gymnasium on 26th May 2017.

The Engineer’s Brigade emerged champions of this year’s Chief of Defence Forces Basketball Championship after beating Laikipia Air Base 88 to 66 in a hotly contested final held at Moi Air Base Gymnasium on Friday 26th May 2017.

Moi Air Base settled for third position after beating Kenya Navy 47 to 33 in an earlier game played at the same venue.

Speaking during the closing ceremony, Kenya Air Force (KAF) Deputy Commander Brigadier Francis Ogolla said that such sports are meant for interaction between Officers and Service Members to promote espirit de corps noting that discipline was observed among the competitors.

The Chief Guest was impressed with the talent displayed during the tournament further congratulatingall participants for an event well organised. He added that this was one way of maintaining physical fitness among Service Personnel.

Spte Tiberius Menya of Laikipia Air Base emerged the Top Scorer with a total of 160 Baskets throughout the tournament while Spte Erick Mutoro was crowned as the Most Valued Player of the championship.

The championship was used to select the Basketball team that will represent Kenya Defence Forces in the East African Community Military Games slated for August 2017 in Burundi.

The Defence Forces Basketball Association is affiliated to Kenya Basketball Federation and holds the Chief of Defence Forces Basketball Championship annually.

Participants for this year’s event were Engineers’ Brigade, Nairobi, Artillery Brigade, 4BDE, Kahawa Garrison, 2BDE,Ranger Regiment, Armored Brigade, Laikipia Air Base, Moi Air Base and Kenya Navy.

Present during the event were Commander Kahawa Garrison Brigadier D K Pyaban, Deputy Brigade Commander Engineers’ Colonel Joseph Murachia, Commandant DOD CAU Colonel Joseph Nguli and Commander Special Courses Colonel Benedict Mwololo (KAF) among other KDF officers and Service Members.

Deputy Commander Kenya Air Force (KAF) Brigadier Francis Ogolla presents medals to Laikipia Air Base team after emerging runners up during the CDF championships held at Moi Air Base Gymnasium on 26th May 2017.

Deputy Commander Kenya Air Force (KAF) Brigadier Francis Ogolla presents medals to Laikipia Air Base team after emerging runners up during the CDF championships held at Moi Air Base Gymnasium on 26th May 2017.

CommanderKahawa Garrison Brigadier D K Pyaban awards Sapper Erick Mutoro of Engineer’s Brigade as the Most Valued Player(MVP) of the tournament during the final match of the Chief of Defence Forces Basketball Championship at Moi Air Base Gymnasium on 26th May 2017

Commander Kahawa Garrison Brigadier D K Pyaban awards Sapper Erick Mutoro of Engineers’ Brigade as the Most Valued Player (MVP) of the tournament during the final match of the Chief of Defence Forces Basketball Championship at Moi Air Base Gymnasium on 26th May 2017.

Sapper Erick Mutoro of Engineers Brigade dribbles the ball past Spte Leonard Kipchumba of Laikipia Air Base during the final match of CDF Basketball championship at Moi AirBase Gymnasium on 26th May 2017.

Sapper Erick Mutoro of Engineers’ Brigade dribbles the ball past Spte Leonard Kipchumba of Laikipia Air Base during the final match of CDF Basketball championship at Moi Air Base Gymnasium on 26th May 2017.

Sapper NelvisOkaro of Engineers Brigade team scores a basket against Laikipia Air Base during the final match of CDF Basketball championship at Moi AirBase Gymnasium on 26th May 2017.

Sapper Nelvis Okaro of Engineers’ Brigade team scores a basket against Laikipia Air Base during the final match of CDF Basketball championship at Moi Air Base Gymnasium on 26th May 2017.

Cpl John Wangila of Laikipia Air Base Scores a Basket against Engineers’ Brigade teamduring the final match of CDF Basketball championship at Moi AirBase Gymnasium on 26th May 2017.

Cpl John Wangila of Laikipia Air Base Scores a Basket against Engineers’ Brigade team during the final match of CDF Basketball championship at Moi Air Base Gymnasium on 26th May 2017.

Engineers’ Brigade team versesLaikipia Air Base team in action during the final match of CDF Basketball championship at Moi AirBase Gymnasium on 26th May 2017.

Engineers’ Brigade team verses Laikipia Air Base team in action during the final match of CDF Basketball championship at Moi Air Base Gymnasium on 26th May 2017.

Deputy Commander Kenya Air Force (KAF) Brigadier Francis Ogollatosses the ball during the final match of CDF Basketball Championship at Moi AirBase Gymnasium on 26th May 2017.

Deputy Commander Kenya Air Force (KAF) Brigadier Francis Ogolla tosses the ball during the final match of CDF Basketball Championship at Moi Air Base Gymnasium on 26th May 2017.

Deputy Commander Kenya Air Force (KAF) Brigadier Francis Ogollashakes hands with the Engineers brigade basketball team shortly before their final match with Laikipia Air Base during Chief of Defence Forces Basketball Championship at Moi Air Base Gymnasium on 26th May 2017.

Deputy Commander Kenya Air Force (KAF) Brigadier Francis Ogolla shakes hands with the Engineers’ Brigade basketball team shortly before their final match with Laikipia Air Base during the Chief of Defence Forces Basketball Championship at Moi Air Base Gymnasium on 26th May 2017.