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Indasi upbeat ahead of Kenya’s 3×3 quarterfinals at the Commonwealth – Sports Africa

Kenya’s 3×3 basketball sensation Hilda Indasi is looking forward to a positive outcome in the women’s quarterfinals at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Kenya lost 21-17 to Scotland in their final group outing, having previously qualified for the quarter-final.

Kenya’s Mellisa Achieng at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Photo/Kelly Ayodi

With the 3X3 basketball event, being played for the first time in the competitions, the pool winners proceed to the semi-finals, while the second- and third-placed teams move on to the last eight.

Indasi, who was outstanding throughout the encounter is grateful for the chance participate in the international competition and is eager to lead her team to a gold.

“It was an important match for both teams because getting into the quarters you want to top the pool to face a weaker team, we lost this one, we have put ourselves in a hard position but we will come hard, we are prepared mentally for that, no slacking going forward,” Indasi said.

“We are going to start with the harder games and we are prepared mentally for that. From this point going forward there is no slacking, we have to win all games. In this game we had a chance to win but we did not minimise on our mistakes,” she added.

Kenya will on Monday  face hosts England  in the last eight stages while setting an eye on a gold medal at the Games.

Indasi further admitted to have liked the 3×3 basketball for it suits her system of play.

Kenya’s Hilda Indasi (L) in action against Scotland  at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Photo/Kelly Ayodi

“I’m loving 3×3 because it is a fast game,it requires mental toughness, quick decision making and I think that’s what I love about sports. “

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