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NBL: JKL Boost Roster Ahead of Betway Power Bout

Featured Image – Brian Mulamba, at City Oilers then, going for a lay up at YMCA. FUBA photo

Sunday, April 28
YMCA Lady Hamsters Vs Angels – 11:30
MUK Sparks Vs UMU Ravens – 1:30 PM
Nkumba Lady Marines Vs JKL Lady Dolphins – 3:30 PM
Our Saviour Vs Sharing Youth – 5:30 PM
JKL Dolphins Vs Betway Power – 7:30 PM

JKL Dolphins have added Brian Muramba on their rich roster ahead of their bout with Betway Power on Sunday at YMCA in Wandegeya, Kampala.

Muramba, who won the NBL championship with City Oilers last season, joins JKL from Oman’s Dhofar Basketball club, the club has confirmed.

The versatile post Kenyan player also had stints with Sharing Youth in 2015.

Mulamba (with the ball) in action against Power at Lugogo. FUBA

He becomes the fourth signing for last year’s semifinalists – Daniel ‘Dudus’ Manoja, Joseph Wacha and Bernard Okumu are the other additions.

However, it is not yet known whether Muramba will play a part against Power but the player trained with the team on Saturday at Namboole.

JKL Face First Real Test

JKL can brag about being on top of the log, yes it’s true but let’s not read anything from it. It’s way too early to celebrate minor achievements.

In fact, their season starts on Sunday when they face off with five time league champions Betway Power, a team that not only swept them in regular season but stopped them in the semis, 3-1, last year.

Something has changed for the better since, and much credit will go to their transfer business.

JKL Dolphins

Wacha, Okumu and Dudus have already fit in. Yet Yesman Bushiri, Brian Namake and Jude Ochen have already proved to be the backbone. With Mulamba on board, the team might not miss injured Ivan Lumanyika, at least for now.

They have had a strong start, beating Our Saviour, KCCA Men and Kampala University. Though three wins on the trot might not mean much, but it should be remembered that they lost to Charging Rhino last season in their league opener.

The honey moon is now over, because after Power, what awaits in the other four games should give everyone how far JKL can go. Next on their menu is KIU Titans (May 5), Ndejje (May 11), City Oilers (May 15) and Falcons (May 25).

Power beat KIU Titans in their second game. FUBA

Against Betway Power, they face a side that has already bounced back from the opening day loss to City Oilers, when they beat KIU Titans.

Despite not being at their best, with only Geoffrey Soro and Syrus Kiviiri scoring double point figures, Power managed to scrap through a win and am begin to feel for JKL who must be at their best to beat any of the big four – Oilers, Power, KIU and Warriors.

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