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NBL: KCCA Leopards, MUK Sparks Target First Win

Wednesday, April 17
*KCCA Leopards Vs MUK Sparks, 6:30 PM
*City Oilers Vs Falcons, 8:30 PM
(YMCA Court, Wandegeya)

The National Basketball League will continue on Wednesday with a game in both the Men and Women categories at YMCA court in Wandegeya.

In the Women affair, KCCA Leopards and new comers MUK sparks will all be in quest for their first win when they face off in the first game.

KCCA lost to a better and defending champion JKL 49-70 while MUK Sparks did not put up a fight when they lost 41-62 to KIU Rangers.

All eyes will be on Leticia Awor who joined KCCA from MUK Sparks after helping the University side achieve promotion from the lower division.

Awor didn’t get enough time against JKL, only featuring for just 3 minutes but she will have a point to prove against her former side.

Sylvia ‘Baloteli’ Nakazibwe during a game at Lugogo

KCCA shot 19-61 on field but will this time rely on Sylvia Nakazibwe, Cynthia Irakunda, Martha Soigi, Joy Chemutai and Judith Ayo Nansobya for maximum points.

MUK Sparks Seeking For Survival

Beating KCCA will be too much to ask from MUK. After that poor show against KIU Rangers, the side needs a positive response, but unfortunately, its KCCA standing in their way.

It’s a big game for coach Albert Aciko who was an assistant to Ali Mavita at KCCA last season. He knows his opponents in and out and may be this may help him to pull off a shocker.

MUK Sparks in action against KCCA (Red) in the UCU Invitational tournament. FUBA

Aciko’s main target is to remain in the top flight, but this will come with a lot of commitment and hard work.

“Our main problem is that most of my players are in their final semester of their third year, so, this affects the attendance in training,” Aciko hinted to SportsNation.

“These girls may not have the confidence as compared to our competitors but it is my role to give them the necessary abilities to compete.

“We shall take each game at a time, and with time we will improve. I am hoping that we can stay in the league.”

MUK had only three additions from the team that earned promotion last year. And as a University, these are potential new students at the campus -Patricia Lydia Nakyanzi (Namagunga), Azida Nabayunga (St Noa) and Irene Kawesa.

Aciko will hope that Rose Basemera and Ruth Moding Nangiro are at their best if he is to cause an upset against last year’s semifinalists.

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