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Power Vs Nam Blazers: Odong Ready To Face Former Side

Saturday, May 29 (Mukono)
*Falcons Vs KIU Titans, 9am
*UCU Canons Vs UPDF Tomahawks, 11am
*UCU Lady Canons Vs KIU Rangers, 1pm
*KCCA Panthers Vs City Oilers, 3pm
*Betway Power Vs Nam Blazers, 5pm


Nam Blazers forward Paul ‘McGyver’ Odong has reflected on his time at former club Betway Power ahead of Saturday’s meet in Mukono.

Odong is one of the players who were released last season as Power moved to bring in fresh guard.

The former Bush Court player joined Power in 2011 and will be pointing guns at the struggling five-time champions.

“I had great great memories at the club – The games we played and the preparation for the games. The teammates always made it fun to play. Oh and off the Court memories are priceless,” Odong told The-SportsNation.

“Facing them will be a very special moment because my favorite teams will be playing. I wish I would watch it from outside but well its sports.”

The Blazers have won three from five, losing two games including one by forfeit against seven time champions City Oilers.

They come into this one on the back of a 62-49 win against JKL Dolphins on May 22.

Odong, who is the captain of the Namuwongo based team, is contented with how the things have unfolded so far with the NBL newcomers.

He said: “It is as the plan was to get into a playoff slot, though we still have alot of areas to build as we are a new team. But above all we are looking to take our team chemistry to greater heights.”

This tie – Power vs Nam Blazers – was postponed from last Sunday after two Covid19 cases were reported in Power camp.

The new looking Power has had a poor start in the season having lost all their opening five games.

They parted ways with coach Arnold Lando Mchuda before ushering in Bernis Ankunda who will be eyeing a perfect start.

Odong says that Power will be a wounded lion. “I am sure they will come to compete. And try to pull a win as Power Vs Blazers is the most anticipated fixture this season.”

Odong is averaging 9.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists this season.


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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