Central Region’s and KSSSA Girls Basketball Power House Loreto Limuru

By | May 4, 2023

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Here is Central Region’s Girls Basketball Power House; Loreto Limuru.

The ‘Blades’ is their nickname drawn from their crisp mode of play. Loreto Limuru Girls has played at each of the last eight editions of the KSSSA National Games since 2014; Winning the Regional title 8 times in a row.

Headed by Chief Principal Eunice Njenga, the Girls Only National School is located in Limuru sub-county, Kiambu County in the Central Region; with a student population of 1569.

The team is under the stewardship of Coach Maurice Obilo who also coaches the ZETECH University ladies’ team and Played for world hope in the Kenya Basketball Federation, KBF, and Premier League.

The Blades are yet to play at the KSSSA Finals but have featured in the semi-finals four times;

2014 semi-final
2015 group stage
2016 semis
2017 group stage
2018 semis
2019 group stage
2022 group stage
2023 semis

Reasons behind success

Among others, here are some of the reasons for their success:

1. Acceptance that to develop talent one must have a good work ethic one must not recruit players
2. Development involves teaching from zero to something
3. School support in the construction of basketball courts and purchase of training balls
4. Exposure of the players to various Basketball tournaments.
5. Supportive parents since the training of the girls goes on, undeterred, over the holidays.

Future plans, targets

“Next year 2024 we are going for the national KSSSA championship. Nothing less. We are ready.” Says Coach Maurice Obilo


The ‘Blades’ gives credit to the games master Mr Sori Francis and coach Mr Munio Stephen.


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