Friday, June 8
UCU Canons Vs Betway Power
Just two wins out of their five opening games clears shows how UCU Canons have had a torrid start to the season. The struggles could be stretched further this Friday as they play Betway Power at MTN Indoor Arena in Lugogo.
The side several key players including Jonathan Egau and Stephen Wundi who moved to City Oilers and Betway Power respectively.
The onus is now on Fadhil Chuma and team Captain Joas Maheta to carry the team this season.
However, the duo have not had a walk in the park so far – The side opened up with a walk-over loss to Warriors.
The Mukono-based team lost to City Oilers and KCCA, before beating up on Ndejje and UPDF Tomahawks.
Coach Nicolas Natuhereza states
“Obviously starting with a walk over never helps. We have taken time to refocus on the games that are left but we are progressing well. It is also always tough when you have a number of new players,takes time to figure things out.
“We will approach the game as a must win and will do everything in our power to win the game.”
When asked about the team news, he jokingly added: “I will have 10 players suited up.”
Power on the other hand have had a scintillating run so far. Still unbeaten, the five time league winners have looked a solid and complete side including beating up on rivals City Oilers and Pemba Warriors.
“We have intensified our defence and created more options on our offensive end,” stated Arnold Lando, Power’s coach.
Lando added: “We just have a few players who won’t feature due to personal reasons, like Brian Oduor who lost his father back in kenya.”
Last season (regular season), Power edged UCU 81-80 in the first leg before losing 58-62.