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NBL: Betway Power Target Fifth Straight Win As First Round Closes

Wednesday, June 5
*Sharing Youth Vs JKL Dolphins – 6:30 PM
*Betway Power Vs Ndejje Angels – 8:30 PM

Betway Power will be seeking to end the first round of the NBL on a strong note when they take on Ndejje University Angels on Wednesday at YMCA court in Wandegeya, Kampala.

Power, who have managed six wins from ten games, sit sixth below UCU, Warriors, City Oilers, KIU Titans and JKL Dolphins on the 12 team log.

Of the club’s six wins, four of them have come on a trot – They have won all their four games since falling 68-71 to UCU Canons. They beat Sharing Youth 98-84_ KCCA 82-66, Falcons 115-50 and humbled Kampala University 96-66 on June 1 at KIU court in Kansanga.

Ndejje’s Innocent Ochera (with the ball). FUBA

Ndejje University Angels, sit just below Power in seventh place with the same record – six wins and four losses.

Ndejje however come into the Wednesday game on the back of a three winless run since beating Our Saviour 94-63 – They lost to City Oilers 50-85, KIU Titans 59-67 and Warriors 54-78.

Power cannot afford another sleep. FUBA

Power will bank on their superior recent head to head meetings against Walker Obedi’s side. Power eliminated Ndejje with two straight wins in last season’s quarter finals best of three playoffs. They won 73-41 in game one before sealing it in game two with a hard fought 84-77 victory.

However, it should be noted that Ndejje broke Power’s unbeaten run last season when they beat them 63-52 in the first round of the regular season. Power paid back in round two with a 85-71 win on July 28.

Ndejje’s coach Walker Obedi. FUBA

In what promises to be a pulsating affair, Arnold Lando Mchuda will be hoping to have Paul Odong McGyver after missing the game against Kampala University. He will also hope for the best from a the general team especially starters like Joseph Ikong, Syrus Kiviiri, Philip Ameny, Geoffrey Soro and Libe Makala.

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