Pemba Warriors Defeat Betway Power

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In short
Warriors new Signing Michael Buzangu Ntumba was the man of the match after he made a game high 36 points to give Warriors a comfortable lead.Buzangu made six points in three pointers and 12 field goals.

The Pemba Warriors defeated Betway Power 72-66 in a hotly contested National basketball game played at YMCA Court on Friday night.

Warriors new Signing Michael Buzangu Ntumba was the man of the match after he made a game high 36 points to give Warriors a comfortable lead. Buzangu made six points in three pointers and 12 field goals.

Warriors led in the first quarter 25-20 and 39-25 in the second quarter. In the third and fourth  quarters Warriors continued to lead 58-41 and 72-66 despite an attempt by the betway side to catch up. Warriors also had Cyrus Kiviri make 14 points.

Michael Makiadi and Issac Afidra made 21 and 10 points respectively for Betway Power.
Warriors have maintained their unbeaten run, while Betway Power have now lost twice.
Meanwhile,  in the ladies games played earlier, Nkumba Lady Marines Stopped Kampala International University Rangers 71-50.

Although the teams played the first and second quarter with a close margin of 20-15 and 36-31 in favor of Nkumba,  the KIU side could not close the gap which saw Nkumba proceed with  59-34 and 71-50 win by the final whistle.

Nkumba's Brenda Ekone went a game high 27 points, while KIU's Ritah Komugisha fetched 10 points.
 
 

 

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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.