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NBL: YMCA Forfeits Nkumba Fixture, Relegated

Saturday, August 17
*Angels 70-45 MUK Sparks
*Nkumba Lady Marines 20-00 YMCA Lady Hamsters
*Falcons 54-81 JKL Dolphins
*Our Saviour 75-56 Krampala University
*KCCA Men 55-65 KIU Titans

Sunday, August 18
*KCCA Leopards vs UMU Ravens

Kampala University vs KCCA Men
*Sharing Youth vs City Oilers
*KIU Titans vs Our Saviour

YMCA Lady Hamsters have been relegated!

The side failed to honour their NBL league fixture against Nkumba Lady Marines on Saturday in a 12:30PM game at YMCA court in Wandegeya.

The team, despite the games being played on their court, was nowhere to be seen and the officials had to give Nkumba a walkover.

The-SportsNation.com sources have it that the Wandegeya institute/University head recently sent the players back home. It should be noted that the semester had already closed two weeks back.

It remains to be seen whether YMCA will honour their last league game where they will face KCCA leopards on August 24.

The Lady Hamsters who have won just one game, have therefore lost 17 games in what has been a harsh adventure since they got promoted to the top flight last season.

Consequently, they become the second team to be relegated from the Women division – They join MUK Sparks as the other team to go down. Both clubs had attained promotion last season.

It should be remembered that the last team not to show up during a league game was Magical stormers who failed to appear on an early Saturday morning at KIU court in Kansanga for a game against UMU Ravens last season. The side only had two players including Jane Asinde. The team could later fail to accumulate enough points and later relegated.

Also, UCU Canons didn’t turn up for their league opener against Warriors last season, on the opening day of the league. The federation claimed that UCU were not cleared to play because they had not handed in their hepatitis B cards in time.

Elsewhere:

MUK sparks lost 45-70 to Tonny Drilleba coached Angels. Patricia Alado led the way with 12 points.

Brian Namake was close to near perfect. He hit 21 points, 10 rebounds and six assists as JKL eased past Falcons.

Stephen Wokorach had 25 points as Our Saviour pummeled Kampala University to pick their second win of the season.

Michael Bwanga and Sudi Ulanga scored 13 and 11 points respectively for KIU Titans who beat KCCA Men.

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