Friday, August 9
*KCCA Leopards Vs JKL Lady Dolphins – 6:30PM
*Betway Power Vs KIU Titans – 8:30PM
Betway Power will seek to complete double against KIU Titans in the National Basketball League (NBL) as the sides go head to head on Friday at Lugogo’s Indoor Arena.
Power won the first round leg 71-60 on April 19 this year and will hope that history repeats itself.
The Betway sponsored side has struggled this season by their standards but will bank on a recent momentum that has seen them win two straight games.
Power dispatched Falcons easily before overcoming Ndejje University Angels.
“We had our big guys step up and they managed to pick up rebounds,” noted Power captain Fahmy Ssebatindira after win against Ndejje Angels. “It was a big win, Ndejje are versatile and fit. Am proud of the team though there are still many things we have to correct before the playoffs.”
“We need to improve our ball distribution, am glad the rotation is better, we need to get better looks on offense and our big men should step up again.”
In summary, Power has played 20 games, won 14 and lost 6. This will be their 21st game before ending the regular season with Sharing Youth encounter.
It has been worse for KIU Titans on the other hand. Their poor form has been highlighted by the recent loss to Kampala University!
They have played a couple of last games without Michael Bwanga, Collins Kasujja and Denis Balungu.
Speaking ahead of Friday’s duel, KIU coach Brian Wathum is optimistic:
“It’s a big game, we have been struggling recently but we hope to win this as its a determinant going into the post season and the guys have practised well. We are almost back to the full roster, am really excited.”
In brief, the Titans have played 16 games – Won 9 and lost 6. They are on a two game winless streak after falling to Ndejje and Kampala University.