Wednesday, June 27
KCCA Leopards Vs UMU Ravens
KCCA Panthers Vs Pemba Warriors
The National Basketball League will continue on Wednesday evening with two games on the card at the YMCA Outdoor court in Wandegeya, Kampala.
KCCA Basketball senior men’s team, the KCCA panthers will look to end the first round on a high as they take on a strong but inconsistent Pemba Warriors in the last game of the evening.
Things have not gone well for Rogers Sserunyigo’s charges in their debut season – The team has lost eight games, managing just two victories.
KCCA’s two victories came in a row: They beat up on UCU Canons 75-70 on May 20th at MTN arena before adding a 56-57 win against Sharing Youth three days later at YMCA.
However, since then, the side has lost five games consecutively. They come into thus tie at the back of 54-62 loss against UPDF, in a game they gave it all their best.
In the UPDF loss, Brian Walters made his league debut for the new comers after a long internal club ban. He managed to make a game high 20 points.
Walters, together with Francis Mbuyi (Signing from KIU Titans) will be vital figures to bull off Warriors big men. Mbuyi has picked 60 rebounds this season. Richard Ongom and Andrew Gang should also be at their best if the new comers are to pick a positive result.
Warriors on the hand, will continue to miss the services of their key players in Stanley Mugerwa and Syrus Kiviiri who travelled with the National team that is set to play in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers in Lagos, Nigeria.
The Kyambogo side have picked six wins out of 10, four losses coming against KIU Titans, Betway Power, City Oilers and worse of all, Our Saviour where the team was limited to just 36 points, on June 9th.
Warriors are now 5th on the 12 team log, but coach Ronnie Mutebi recently revealed that this time round, he is playing to win the championship. Hope he can make his team show that character tonight.
In the ladies division, KCCA leopards will be looking for it’s fifth victory when they take on UMU Ravens.
The Ravens only victory out of eight games, came up against fellow new comers Angels on June 3rd at YMCA, where they won 47-43.