The Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) has confirmed the calendar for the new year 2022.

Per the released calendar, the National Basketball League – the top division for both Men and Women – will get underway on March 11 2022.

The open transfer window and team registration will commence on January 10 before its deadline on February 10.

The season was last played to competition in 2019, with the past two seasons halted midway due to Covid19.

Last year, the league was stopped on June 3rd, when NCS directed FUBA to suspend “with immediate effect” all planned fixtures for the season “until further notice” due to failure to comply with Covid19 guidelines.

Later on, after a greenlight on Sports Resumption, the Federation decided on resuming the season on October 2nd.

However, the move was pending confirmation for at least eight teams for resumption. Each team was asked to pay Sh600,000 to register.

But days later on the deadline, only five NBL (Men) – UCU Canons, Betway Power, UPDF Tomahawks, KCCA Panthers and Falcons – had confirmed registration while two NBL Women teams – UCU Lady Canons and KCCA Leopards had registered, and so the season was cancelled.

UCU Lady Canons guard Rhoda Naggita. FUBA photo

City Oilers, who has won the Men’s division a record extending seventh time (in a row) are the defending champions while JKL Lady Dolphins have won the Women (WNBL) division twice in a row.

Our Saviour and Tropical Royals were promoted from Division One and will be hoping to impress in the 2022 NBL season.

Per FUBA Calendar, the Fixture for NBL and lower Division will be released on February 20.

The first round will be completed on June 5 and the second round will start on June 17/18 and end on August 28. The Playoff will tip off on September 2/3.

New season awaits

The 2022 FUBA Calendar Key Events

January
10th – Open Transfer Window
10th – Team Registration
22-23: FUBA 3X3 Tournament
29th – Annual General Meeting
15-16: KIU 3X3 Basketball Tournament

February
10: End of Team Registration and Players transfers
12-26: FUBA 3X3 Tournament
20: Release of all Fixtures
20-23: Referees and Table officials Clinic
21st: FIBA World Cup Qualifiers

March
5-6: UCU Invitational Tournament
8th: Women’s Day Championship
N/A: FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup (Rabat)
11th: NBL tip off (1st round)
12th: Lower Divisions Tip off (1st round)

April
N/A: Kabaka’s Birthday Cup

May
N/A: Fresh Diary Secondary School Games

June
N/A: Zone Five U18 Afrobasket qualifiers
5th: NBL and Lower Divisions End of first round
11-12: All Stars Weekend
17/18: NBL and Lower Divisions Start of 2nd round
27th: FIBA World Cup Qualifiers Round 2

July
N/A: Buganda Coronation Cup
N/A: Elite High School

August
N/A: 3X3 High School Championship
28th: NBL and Lower Divisions End of Second round

September
2/3: NBL and Lower Divisions Playoffs starts
N/A: University 3X3 Tour
N/A: University League Starts

October
N/A: Junior NBA League
23-24: FUBA Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament

November
N/A – FIBA World Cup Qualifiers (Window 5)

December
N/A: AUUS games (Universities)


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