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KIU Titans Coach Wathum Confident About His Players’ Fitness

KIU Titans coach Brian Wathum is confident that his players are staying fit despite the lockdown due to COVID19 pandemic.

Wathum has had to adjust because of the global pandemic that led to banning of public gatherings, including team trainings.

“As coaches this disorganises your pre season plans but we can’t fight with nature,” Wathum said in an exclusive interview. “As a team, all we can do is wait and when we are back, we hope to stay fit and ready for the start of the season.”

He says that the players have their assignments and “I am sure that they are following them to book.”

“I am not the police to follow up. I trust that my players know what’s right and they practice the right things to stay fit.”

KIU Titans at the UCU Invitational Basketball tournament ealier this year. KIU media photo

Titans, who reached the 2017 finals, were 13-9 last season entering the post season where they were bundled out by Warriors.

They have lost a core of players including Sudi Ulanga, Denis Balungu and Etienne Kazungu among others as they put focus on rebuilding.

Arnold Kisekka, Suka Fadhul, Edgar Munoba and Brugani Ngobi are some of the new additions for a Kansanga-based youthful side.

With the league that was supposed to start in March, the Federation has hinted about having it compressed.

“I think the Federation will do the right thing and make the right decisions that will be in the best interest of clubs,” Wathum added. “With that said, it’s important for my team to stay ready. So I’ll be grateful with whatever season format is agreed upon.”

Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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