Warriors Stop Ndejje to Maintain Unbeaten Run in NBL

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In short
In a game played at Lugogo MTN arena, Warriors led the first and second quarter 22-9, 35-24 before leading the third and fourth quarter 47-42 and a final 72-53 despite a good fight put up by the Ndejje side.

Pemba Warriors on Friday evening stopped Ndejje University Angels 72-53 to remain unbeaten in the National Basketball League.

In a game played at Lugogo MTN arena, Warriors led the first and second quarter 22-9, 35-24 before leading the third and fourth quarter 47-42 and a final 72-53 despite a good fight put up by the Ndejje side.

Warriors new signing Michael Buzangu Ntumba was yet again the man of the match as he scored a game high 22 points while Saidi Amsi Dany followed with 14 points. Innocent Ochera made 13 points for the Ndejje side while Derrick Katumba made 11 points.

The win puts Warriors at an unbeaten run winning all of its six games. Warriors last won the championship in 2012. The current title holders are City Oilers who have won it for the past four consecutive years.

Meanwhile Uganda Christian University - UCU Canons struggled to stop new comers Just Kip Living - JKL Dolphins 69-58 in a hotly contested game. UCU led in all the four quarters 21-10, 41-26,58-42 and 69-58.

UCU's Maheta Joas made 20 points while Steven Wundi made 15. JKL's Norman Blick made 11 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.