Roger Sserunyigo, the Leopard’s coach has said the teams’ “accurate” shooting skills that have originated from the longtime training of players is the reason they defeated UCU Canons in the weekend match.
Speaking to ChimpReports after the game, Sserunyigo said:
“I believe in hard work because the game doesn’t start on match day. Our players have been equipped with tactical shooting skills from the training they undertake,” she said.
She however added that though they are still unbeaten, “I believe there is still a long way to go, but we can’t be carried away.”
Commenting about the loss of talented shooters like Flavia Oketcho who moved to JKL Lady Dolphins, she boasted of some of the latest replacements.
“We lost Flavia Okecho, but we got Patricia Alado and we are now silencing the critics. The girls’ shooting was on point and they kept that confidence even in the overtime.”
KCCA leopards are arguably the team to beat in this season’s 2017 National Basketball league in the ladies category.
The team has not lost a league game so far, and before Sunday’s encounter against UCU cannons, they were to face their toughest opponent.
The game lived to the expectations as nothing could separate both sides after the 4 quarters.
KCCA leopards remained focussed as Lady Cannons lost footing to loose in the second overtime as Joy Chemutai had a person best performance to remember scoring 23 points.
Summary of Sunday Results
JKL 66-32 KIU Rangers
UCU cannons 61-47 Falcons
Nkumba Marines 63-72 Our Saviour
UPDF Tomahawks 64-61 JKL Dolphins
UCU lady Cannons 61-66 KCCA leopards