If you go out for coffee at a high-end restaurant and bump into a banter about local basketball, chances are the Name “Nam Blazers” will pop up profusely.
It will do so because the new league entrants have been headline makers in transfer market by assembling a star stubbed squad that will usher them to the demanding confines of top tier hoops.
While many teams have been struggling to stay afloat in the financial realms, The Blazers have stocked their ranks with big names and early cheap talk is that City Oiler’s firm grip on the league crown is facing a stern test.
And when fixtures for the 2021 Basketball season were released, it was fitting for neutrals that the customary traditional league opener pits Nam Blazers against City Oilers in a duel that promises fireworks.
The fixture has all bearings of a season maker, literally.
Playing a team in the stature of City Oilers is a prospect that will bring jitters to any opponent but not to Nam Blazers.
The side’s head coach Steven Nyeko has sounded war drums saying his side have the impetus to counter every team in the league.
“We have been training in preparation for the league and not just City oilers in particular,” Nyeko told Daily Monitor.
“Oilers being our opening game is surely a big one and a win would give us a big boost.”
Whlist, it will take a brave or foolhardy character to dispell Coach Nyeko’s asertations with the choices he has at his disposal.
Cyrus Kiviri, Daniel ” Najja” Juuko, Chris Omanye and Geoffrey Soro add a beavy of ingredients to team. The bring experience, talent and maturity to the side.
Forward Francis Azolibe and Paul Odongo make the team an all conquering composition.
The 2021 NBL league season, that will be played under a huge strain of Covid-19 is slated to tip- off on April 17 2021