UCU Stops KCCA Leopards In Zone 5 Championship

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In short
KCCA will need to win all their four remaining games if they are to have any chance of reaching the final of the tournament, so as they can secure one of the two places for the Championship to be held in Maputo, Mozambique

The Uganda Christian University Lady Canons have put Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) Leopards in a tight spot after edging them 60-59 in a Zone 5 Basketball Championship game played yesterday.

In a game played in Dar es Salaam,Tanzania, the two teams played neck to neck before Ritah Imanishimwe made one of the last minute free throws to give KCCA Leopards the  lead.
 
But the determined University side returned charged to win the game. The UCU Lady Canons stay undefeated after edging Tanzania's Don Bosco Lions 75-57, while KCCA  is yet to win a game.
 
UCU's Vilma Achieng was in good form picking all the rebounds and scoring, while KCCA played without their reliable centre Martha Soigi. KCCA suffered a defeat to Rwandan side Ubumwe 70-59 in a highly competitive game on Sunday.
 
KCCA will need to win all their four remaining games if they are to have any chance of reaching the final of the tournament, so as they can secure one of the two places for the Championship to be held in Maputo, Mozambique from November 26 to December 4.

Meanwhile Uganda's City Oilers remain unbeaten after seeing off Citizens of South Sudan 86-53.on Saturday. The Oilers also defeated Kenyan Champions Ulinzi 93-55.

 
The UCU canons meanwhile lost their second game 81-58 to United states international University. The Canons had also lost 66-73 to the Rwanda Patriots side in their early game played on Saturday.

 

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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.