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NBL: JKL’s Wacha ‘Felt Weird’ Facing Former Team Our Saviour

JKL Dolphins’ guard Joseph Wacha has revealed that he felt strange and uncanny facing his former side Our Saviour on the opening weekend of the National Basketball League.

JKL thrashed Our Saviour 77-54 to get off the mark on Sunday in a one way avenue encounter at the Arena in Lugogo.

Wacha who also played for UCU, joined the Dolphins at the start of the ongoing season. He also featured for his new side on their way to win the UCU Invitational tournament.

Wacha making a lay-up. FUBA

When asked on Sunday night on whether he felt some nerves facing his former side, Wacha said: “Not really but felt kinda weird.”

Wacha scored five points, 14 rebounds and two assists in his 27 minutes against Our Saviour on Sunday.

On why he joined JKL Dolphins, and what he is missing at his former club, he explained:

“I guess every journey comes to an end, I like the JKL organization, how they play, where they want to go and future goals.

“I miss Our Savior, I miss the management, it was and still like family.”

He added that the fact that there are some former UCU players at JKL, has made his life at JKL somehow good and feeling at home.

On where JKL can finish this season, he stated:

“I can’t say exactly what position but there’s no limit to this team if we continue working harder everyday. We have a good team that can push us so far.”

Wacha (left) blocking a pass from Diego Anghemi. FUBA

Against Our Saviour, the Dolphins came out of the blocks to win the first quarter 20-5. Our Saviour cut the deficit to seven points (27-34) at the long break but Sam Obol’s side won the next quarters 27-12 and 16-15 in that order to seal a 23 point game.

Bernard Okumu and fellow new comer Daniel Manoja also had a good day, scoring 20 and 16 points respectively for the Dolphins.

Next for JKL is KCCA and Kampala University on Saturday and Sunday respectively

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