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Uganda Hold Off Morocco To Seal Afrobasket Ticket

Thursday, July 8Morocco 65-77 Uganda Kigali, here we come. The Uganda National Basketball men's team on Thursday qualified for the 2021 FIBA AfroBasket in Kigali Rwanda after beating Morocco 77-65 at FIBA AfroBasket 2021 Qualifiers in Rabat. Despite holding a 10-point cushion going into the last quarter, Uganda had to...
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NBL: Nam Blazers Stun City Oilers To Draw First Blood

Saturday*Ndejje Angels 56-70 KCCA*Nkumba Lady Marines 50-69 KIU Rangers*KIU Titans 91-66 Betway Power*JKL Ladies 55-58 KCCA Leopards*City Oilers 66-71 Nam Blazers Sunday*Nabisunsa Vs Magic Stormers*UPDF Vs JKL Dolphins*Angels Vs UCU Ladies*UCU Canons Vs Falcons*Ndejje Angels Vs Betway Power Namuwongo Blazers marked their first top flight appearance with a stunning 71-66...
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2021 NBL Preview: Club By Club Guide

The long wait is over. The National Basketball League is back! The 2021 season gets underway this Saturday at KIU Court. We have previewed the new season, looking at every team's weakness and strength, including their squads and our predictions. Who can stop City Oilers? Are Nam Blazers real contenders?...
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Warriors Pull Out Of National Basketball League

Warriors have pulled out of the coming National Basketball League, The-SportsNation has exclusively learnt. The decision comes just days away from league tip-off. They were scheduled to open their shortened season against UCU Canons on April 18, 2021 in Mukono. The source at the club claims that they have not...
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Fahmy Ssebatindira Set To Miss 2021 NBL Season

National Basketball League side Nam Blazers are set to miss point guard and new signing Fahmy Ssebatindira this season. Ssebatindira who joined Nam Blazers from Betway Power, is still recovering from an Achilles injury. He has not played a game for the newcomers after last season was canceled days to...
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Dikong Turns Back On Uganda

South Sudan's Ugandan born player David 'Dikong' Deng Kongoror has pulled out of Silverbacks squad preparing for the Afrobasket Qualifiers in Lugogo. Dikong was part of the 12 local based players summoned by the national team committee as Uganda gears up for the showdown in Alexandria, Egypt in November 27-29....
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FUBA Contemplating Tournament-Based Championship

Basketball Governing body in the country, FUBA, is plotting to organising a tournament for clubs after Sports Resumption was given a greenlight. President Museveni, during his Sunday national address, reopened sports for the first since March 18. In the long hectic period, FUBA cancelled all basketball activities including the National...
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Hope Akello: Lonely At The Top

JKL Lady Dolphins spotted Hope Akello during the National School Championship in Fort Portal. Then, Akello was a student at St Mary's Kitende. She joined the Dolphins, and like they say, the rest is history. She has established herself as the best player in the National Basketball League, a feat...
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Uganda Basketball Players Association Being Revamped

Plans are underway to revive the Uganda Basketball Players Association (UBPA), The-SportsNation has been told. The body, that mainly fights for players rights, was initially formed in October 2011 but failed to take off. Eric Malinga was then voted president while Gloria Kyomugisha (General Secretary) and Thaddeus Tonda (Treasurer) were...
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Coach Ronnie Mutebi Bemoans FUBA Decision To Cancel Season

Warriors coach Ronnie Mutebi expressed his discontent over FUBA's decision to cancel season. Last week, due to the Covid19 induced lockdown, FUBA Cancelled all the 2020 basketball competitions as per the calendar with the exception of the Afrobasket. The decision means that there will be no National Basketball League this...
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Uganda Basketball Players Face Unprecedented Times

Uganda National Basketball League Players face periods of uncertainties after the Federation of Uganda Basketball Association cancelled the season due to Covid19 pandemic. The NBL season was supposed to tip off in March before the ban on public gatherings was effected. After months of denial, FUBA last week confirmed that...
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