Featured Image: Chris (white) against Pemba Warriors in Mukono. Courtesy photo
Wednesday, May 1
*JKL Lady Dolphins Vs KIU Rangers, 3:30 PM
*KCCA Men Vs UCU Canons, 5:30 PM
*KIU Titans Vs Warriors, 7:30 PM
YMCA is the place to be this Wednesday as the National Basketball League returns with three interesting ties, action starting as early as 3:30 PM, with Ladies entering for free.
Focus will mainly be on Chris Omanye as Warriors face wounded KIU Titans in what promises to be a league cracker.
The guard joined Warriors at the start of the season after his contract at KIU Titans expired, ending his stay at the Kansaga-based side that had lasted for about six years.
However, since his departure, less has gone right for the Titans who have lost two of their three opening fixture. After obliterating Kampala University, KIU have fallen to Betway Power and City Oilers.
The bond between KIU’s top players, Denis Balungu, Michael Bwanga and Sudi Ulanga, looks all but broken, and many have already alleged that the side, 2017 finalists must be missing the departed guard already.
Chris, as mostly known in the basketball circles, is expected to come with a point to prove especially as it was reported that Club President Nasser Sserunjogi did not do enough to persuade the player renew his contract.
However, recent history suggest that Chris and Warriors will have to double their efforts – Warriors has lost to KIU in the last five games.
KIU beat up on Warriors 82-60 and 76-47 in the 2018 regular season. In 2017, KIU recovered from game one loss to win three consecutively against Warriors in semifinals best of five playoffs to reach the finals.
Warriors who lost Syrus Kiviiri to Power at the start of the season, has so far not found any obstacle, and this must be courtesy of their good additions. Beside Chris, the side also added Jonathan Kambala and Michael Buzangu, the latter returning at the club.
Warriors beat Kampala University 85-45 before easing past KCCA Men 75-61 to record a 100% perfect start. However, they face stern tests as they have Betway Power too, on Friday!