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NBL: Must Know As UCU Canons, Betway Power Meet

Wednesday, May 8
Women:
*UMU Ravens Vs YMCA Lady Hamsters, 6:30 PM
Men:
*Betway Power Vs UCU Canons, 8:30 PM

National Basketball League will continue on Wednesday, free for Ladies, with two games at MTN Indoor Arena in Lugogo, Kampala.

The men’s game will see Betway Power seek to end UCU Canons’ unbeaten run – The Mukono based team together with Warriors are the only teams yet to taste league defeat.

However, UCU are aware of Power’s threat.

“It is a big game, we will try our best to play our game,” Joas Maheta, UCU Canons guard told The SportsNation. “They will come out with a lot of strength but the most important thing is to stay in character and play our game.”

“We will try to convert the few chances, play defense as a team and of course communication, and trust one another then the rest we will see at the end of the game.”

Joas (left) going for a jumper against Landry’s Oilers. FUBA

The Canon City, as they refer to themselves, have had a strong start to the 2019 campaign with a 90-82 two overtime victory against City Oilers headlining their strength.

“We try to focus on our strengths, and we look at the weakness of our opponents and its the channel we use to punish others,” the captain briefly explained.

UCU have won their four opening games, beside Oilers, they have beaten up on KCCA Men, Our Saviour and Ndejje University Angels. The side will be targeting to make Betway Power their fifth victim.

Old broom sweeps better: Power’s Isaac Afidra dunks against Our Saviour. FUBA

The Betway sponsored club has had mixed fortunes – They have two wins and three losses (Oilers, Warriors and JKL). They beat KIU Titans before adding Our Saviour on Sunday.

“We are going to try to better our defense and also cut out their key players,” revealed Coach Arnold ‘Mchuda’ Lando ahead of the encounter.

Power won both regular season meetings against UCU last season. They beat the Mukono based team 59-49 and 69-60. The canons last win against Power was in 2017 when they won 62-58 in the second round of regular season.

Probable Starting Five:

Betway Power: Fahmy Ssebatindira, Syrus Kiviiri, Geoffrey Soro, Joseph Ikong and Philip Ameny.

UCU Canons: Fayed Baale, Joas Maheta, Isaiah Mabeny, David Deng and Fadhil Chuma.

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