Sport
Ladies' basketball heavyweights clash
Publish Date: May 22, 2014
Ladies' basketball heavyweights clash
Maureen Amoding tries to power her way past the KCCA defence during last seasons encounter at Lugogo. Photo by Michael Nsubuga
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Charles Mutebi 

National Basketball League

Results

Falcons 77 Vegetarian 55

City Oil 57 Rhinos 47

Friday

Women: UCU v Leopards

Men: Warriors v Ndejje 

IT has been the biggest game in local women’s basketball for the last five years. Make that six. 

Reigning champions UCU Lady Canons face the KCCA Leopards on Friday at the YMCA in the first seasonal encounter of what is still the best display of women’s basketball in the National Basketball League (NBL). 

Female players in the NBL feel they get less attention than they deserve but if there is one game that has tried to promote their cause, it is UCU v KCCA.

The two rivals have split the last five championships, with UCU besting their rivals 4-2 in last year’s best of seven Finals. 

But the Leopards have put themselves in a position to bounce back, snatching the best player in the game (Peace Proscovia) from UCU as well as the versatile Winnie Anyango from the Makerere Sparks. 

The Canons will brace themselves for a tough battle for this year’s title and Boniface Okello’s team will be boosted by the return of Maureen Amoding.

The talismanic scorer was on the verge of leaving the university side after completing her studies early this year. But she has been convinced to stay and that makes the Canons title contenders again. 

In the men’s NBL, the Warriors face Ndejje Angels as both sides seek to bounce back from disappointing defeats from their last games.

The Warriors were defeated by KIU on the back of a questionable display, similar to Ndejje’s low-scoring reverse to the UCU Canons.

Related stories

Who will stop the Lady Canons?

UCU eye fifth straight win

Soro axed from national basketball team

 

 

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
Buganda Region League: Free Stars, Luwero Utd share spoils
It was a goalless affair as Luwero United were held by Free Stars FC in the Buganda Regional League in Luwero on Saturday....
UCU honours outstanding sportsmen
Uganda Christian University male Sportsman of the year 2014 David Oringa has urged fellow students to ensure they not only compete in sports but also save some time for academics to fight redundancy after their sports careers....
Hana, Kololo in schools rugby final
SMACK coach Paul Sekate has congratulated Hana on the 20-6 victory but urged the rugby governing body (URU) to streamline the rules governing the schools' competitions....
How Chekwel led Uganda to bronze medal
Juliet Chekwel led Uganda to a Senior Women bronze medal finish at the 2015 World Cross Country Championships that was held at Guiyang, China yesterday....
University League: UCU start with win over KIU
Robert Mugisha scores as Uganda Christian University start their University Football League campaign with victory over Kampala International University....
Mutyaba urges BUL to beat Villa after Ssimbwa’s exit
The BUL FC interim coach calls on his players to take advantage of SC Villa’s current transitional period to beat them....
Will the ban of food vendors help eliminate typhoid?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter