Kyambogo Warriors and Uganda Christian University Lady Canons have proved they badly want to win the men’s and women’s categories respectively after taking the lead at the end of the Airtel Basketball League first round.
Kyambogo Warriors and Uganda Christian University Lady Canons have proved they badly want to win the men and women categories respectively after taking a lead at the end of the Airtel Basketball League first round. The Warriors who have only lost one game to surprise package Kampala International University (KIU) Titans remained top with 21 points after the first round of the league climaxed last weekend. Coach Monday Juruni’s has also proved the highest scoring team with 929.
The men’s defending champions DMark Power lie in fourth place with 20 points after two losses. The Falcons who beat DMark Power last Friday 78-66 are in third place, while the KIU Titans are second. In the women category, defending champions UCU Lady Canons have proved they are still the most in-form team with 22 points from 11 games and no loss. KCCA Leopards, beaten in the final last season are second with 21 points, while A-1 Challenge who failed to make the play-offs last season are placed third and Magic Stormers fourth.
The League is expected to resume next month. Last month Airtel took over the sponsorship of the League after the Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) and MTN Uganda failed to agree and parted ways after the leading telecommunication network refused to make their deal better.
FUBA President Ambrose Tashobya told URN that they expect a very competitive second round because teams have improved and the presence of a new sponsor has also brought more life and competitiveness in the League. He says they expect more serious action in the second round and hope to use the Lugogo Indoors Stadium if the rings National Council of Sports (NCS) ordered for arrive in time.
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