Wednesday, June 13
UCU Lady Canons Vs UMU Ravens
KCCA Panthers Vs Charging Rhino
The National Basketball League returns this Wednesday with two games on card at YMCA outdoor court, Wandegeya.
The first game of the evening will see reigning champions in the ladies category , UCU Lady canons take on new comers UMU Ravens.
News coming from the Mukono camp ahead of the game confirm that the new guard on the team Rhoda Naggita is set to miss out.
It is reported that the former Javon Ladies Phenoms star player walked out of training on Tuesday and the team is not willing to risk putting her on court.
It should be noted that Rhoda missed out games at the start of the start with an injury, before making her debut that didn’t go well last weekend against A1 Challenge.
The talented player, on her debut, played 16 minutes on court, failed to register a single basket , giving away the ball four times.
Beside Naggita, Sarah Ageno who travelled with the FIBA 3*3 team to World cup in Manila misses out by default, Maimuna Nabbosa and Moreen Siziya are also sidelined.
Off colour UCU Lady Canons
Something which the Mukono based University team are not used to, is not only losing but losing two games in a row.
The side has now dropped to 2-2: Winning KCCA Leopards and Angels in their opening games before falling to JKL Lady Dolphins and A1 Challenge.
However, Team coach Emmanuel Kiguyi speaking to this website noted that a lesson has been learnt:
We find ourselves in a peculiar position, It had been a very long time since we last lost two consecutive league games. However we are a resilient group, we are focusing on continuous improvement and taking it one game at a time. Contrary, the games have been a valuable learning experience to our young players. A little adversity is a good character building tool.”
Opponents UMU Ravens on the hand, come into this game at the back of their first victory of the season, the team beat up on Angels 47-43 – A victory that has given them something to smile about.
Prior to the win, the team had lost four opening games to JKL, A1 Challenge , Nkumba and Magic Stormers.
The team will draw inspiration from Brenda Ayere who scored half of the points in Angel’s victory.
UCU on the hand, will hope that Vilma Achieng is at her best.
Last season’s MVP (finals) has not impressed since the start of the season but the recent 21 points against A1 Challenge, speaks volumes.