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Kenya to wait a little longer for first Bangabandhu title after losing to Nepal in semis



The national men’s Kabaddi Team lost to Nepal 55-59 in the semi finals of  Bangabandhu Kabaddi Tournament in Bangladesh.

The encounter was played at Shaheed Suhrawardy indoor stadium in Dhaka on Sunday.

Kenya qualified for the semi finals after finishing top of its pool with maximum 10 points from five matches.

Kenya began their group face matches by narrowly edging out Iraq 50-47,then thrashed Sri-Lanka 56-28,defeated Thailand 33-32 then followed it up with 42-29 triumph against Japan then wound up their pool B matches by beating east Africa counterparts and neighbors Uganda 55-16.

Nepal on the other hand finished first runners up in pool A that was won by hosts Bangladesh. Bangladesh topped the pool with 10 points while Nepal finished second,two points adrift.

Following the defeat Kenya will face Thailand in bronze match Monday  preceding the final match between Bangladesh against Nepal.

A total of 12 countries participated in this year’s tournament ,the fourth edition since inception in 2020.

Kenya has finished  second in the final on two previous occasions and will be out to go one better this time round.

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