Sport
UCU, Ndejje win ZUBL conference honours
Publish Date: Apr 28, 2014
UCU, Ndejje win ZUBL conference honours
Ndejje University players in conference during their encounter with Cavendish University. Photo ZUBL/Facebook
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Charles Mutebi 

Zuku Basketball League

Conferences Finals

Men

UCU 70 UMU 40

Ndejje 53 Cavendish 48

Women

UCU 69 Makerere 47

Ndejje 50 Cavendish 33

National Basketball League

Men

Power 95 Nkumba 44

KIU 76 Sharing 51

Women

Stormers 36 KIU 23

THE organisers of the Zuku University Basketball League (ZUBL) want a grand finish to the maiden season. 

Over the weekend, they got ideas of how to achieve that after holding the ZUBL conference playoffs at Lugogo. While the winners were UCU and Ndejje, who were crowned maiden ZUBL conference champions, ZUKU and its chain of organisers also had positives to draw on.

The conference playoffs generated a modest buzz that suggested the finale can be grand if properly publicised. There is clearly an appetite for a well-run University league and the ZUBL have to simply feed that need. 

The ten teams that have participated in the maiden ZUBL certainly testify to that. Of the 10, UCU and Ndejje were favourites from the get-go and it was surprising they walked away conference champions over the weekend. 

UCU beat UMU 70-40 to win the men’s Conference A finals while the UCU ladies defeated their Makerere counterparts in the women’s Conference B finals.

Ndejje won the women’s Conference B after a 50-33 victory over Cavendish while the Ndejje men survived Cavendish to win the Conference B finals 53-47. 

If the championship playoffs are likely to be bigger than the conference playoffs, one thing likely to stay the same is the identity of teams likely to contend for honours.

Ndejje and UCU are likely to meet in the men’s final while UCU and Makerere are on course for a showdown in the women’s final.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Church warns on sports betting
As sports journalists in Uganda remembered their fallen colleagues at their annual memorial service on Thursday, the chief celebrant Mary Joseph Ssebunya warned against dangers of sports betting describing it as danger to the lives of youth....
City tyres hails USPA over road safety
Uganda Sports Press Association has been urged to hold its road safety campaign monthly or thrice every year to help reduce accidents in the country....
She Cranes qualify for Netball World Cup
She Cranes have beaten Swaziland 51 - 38 to qualify for the 2015 Netball World Cup in Sydney Australia....
Uganda climbs to 81 in FIFA rankings
Cranes’ 2015 Nations Cup qualifying results against Ghana and Guinea did not only propel Uganda to the top of Group E....
Sekyaya to take part in World Weightlifting championships
Weightlifter Charles Sekyaya, the USPA Weightlifter of the Year has hit the mark to participate in the 2014 World Weightlifting championships in Kazakhstan due November 6-16....
Doubles for Rak Tie tennis
The Rak Tie break tennis championship will incorporate doubles games starting next year after the successful completion of the inaugural edition at Lugogo on Saturday....
Should bride price be made optional?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter