KIU Titans Defeat Pemba Warriors In League Tie

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UCU lady canons guard Vilma Achieng and Nkumba Lady Marines guard Brenda Ekone were the stars in ladies category as they came out with a game high 25 and 26 points respectively.

Kampala International University (KIU) Titans on Friday evening defeated Pemba Warriors in a hotly contested National Basketball League game played at the MTN Arena, Lugogo.

The Warriors lost with a gap of 14 points by the time the final whistle was blown.The game ended 62-48 in favor of the Titans.

The two teams  were in a tight race in the first three quarters but KIU managed to take the upper hand in the last quarter.

KIU's Chris Basheke was the man of the day as he made 18 points, while Ethiene Ntwali had 13 points. Philip Amenyi made 14 points and Mark Okidi made 9 points for the Pemba Warriors.
Warriors coach Samuel Obol said KIU is a good team but maintained that the game was well balanced. Obol says Warriors is still up for the challenge and they are looking towards working much harder in the next games.
Uganda Christian University (UCU) Lady Canons stopped Nkumba Lady Marines 87-70 in a women's game. UCU Lady Canon's guard Vilma Achieng and Nkumba Lady Marine's guard Brenda Ekone were the stars a game high 25 and 26 points respectively.


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Alex Otto
“Journalism that changes lives is my goal,” Alex Otto has said on more than one occasion. That is his career’s guiding principle. Has been since he was a radio journalist in the northern Ugandan town of Gulu in 2009.

Otto passionately believes his journalism should bring to the fore the voices of the voiceless like the shooting victims of Apaa. Otto tries in his journalism to ask tough questions to those in positions of authority.

Based in the Kampala bureau, Otto is especially interested in covering agriculture, politics, education, human rights, crime, environment and business. He has reported intensively on the post-conflict situation in northern Uganda.

A URN staff member since 2014, Otto previously worked with The Observer Newspaper from 2012 to 2013 and later the Institute for War and Peace Reporting IWPR based in Gulu.

He was the URN Gulu bureau chief 2014-2016.