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Basketball: Best Of Photos As UCU Open Tips off In Mukono

UCU open, one of the most competitive invitational basketball tournament in Uganda tipped off on Saturday.

The two day tourney is set to end on Sunday when the winners in various categories will be awarded.

The tournament which is used by many clubs to prepare for the new upcoming season is in its eighth edition.

UCU lady canons are the defending champions

“We are using this tournament majorly to assess our new signings,” UCU lady canons coach Emmanuel Kiguyi told this website.

Big names like City Oilers, Pemba Warriors and KCCA Leopards have not taken part.

Action between JKL and Javon

Six Women teams have taken part: UCU Lady Canons, JKL Lady Dolphins, KIU Rangers, Javon Ladies, Angels and MUK Sparks.

In the men’s category, the 12 participants have been categorises in two pools.
Pool A: UCU, Power, Our Saviour, Phenoms, Old Tymers, Nam blazers.

All smiles from Betway Power

Pool B: KIU Titans, UPDF, KCCA Men, JKL Dolphins, Sharing and Ndejje.

JKL Lady dolphins has had some good additions ahead of the upcoming season

Some of the results on day one:
UCU Canons 58-42 Phenoms
UCU Lady Canons 45-14 Javon Ladies
Betway Power 71-39 Old tymers
JKL 27-35 Sharing
KIU 42-08 Angels
Sparks 21-43 JKL

KCCA Men (dark blue) is among the new league entrants
KIU Rangers (green) in action
KIU Titans are last season’s league runners up
Tony Drilleba in a coaching role
Huge crowds that turned up
This is the 8th edition of the tourney


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