Friday, May 17
Women: A1 Challenge Vs Nkumba Lady Marines – 6:30 PM
Men: KIU Titans Vs UCU Canons – 8:30 PM
UCU Canons will seek to capitalise from their perfect start to demolish KIU Titans in an epic league meet at YMCA court in Wandegeya, Kampala.
The Canons have won five from as many games – They beat Ndejje Angels (70-65), Our Saviour (79-51), KCCA Men (92-84), City Oilers (90-82) and Betway Power (71-68).
David Deng Kongoror, popularly known as D’Kong in the basketball circles, has been their spine in this impressive start. The UCU student has been dominant and untouchable especially at the low post.
Isaiah Ater Mabeny, Fadhil Chuma, Titus Lual, Fayed Baale and Captain Joas Maheta will be the other main stars that may pose a big threat to the Titans.
The Canons come into the game in buoyant moods after the return of Coach Nicholas Natuhereza who has missed about three games following his 3X3 Women’s World Cup duty in Puerto Rico and a personal trip to the United States.
The Titans on the hand, despite beating Kampala University 106-75 in the opener, went on to lose three games in a row (Power, Warriors and Oilers) but have managed to find a breather with two wins against Falcons and JKL Dolphins.
Titans will bank on history between these teams to overcome tonight’s tie – UCU last picked a win against KIU on October 13, 2017 when they won 37-57 in the regular season.
KIU eliminated UCU in last season’s post season with a 2-0 win in the best of three series and had beaten them twice in the regular season.