Sport
BASKETBALL: Marines off the NBL pace
Publish Date: Jun 04, 2014
BASKETBALL: Marines off the NBL pace
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Charles Mutebi

National Basketball League


Today, YMCA

Women

Makerere v KIU

Men

KIU v Nkumba

At this time eight seasons ago, the Nkumba Marines were on the way to their second successive national basketball championship.

But as Timothy Odeke’s charges prepare to face the KIU Titans in the National Basketball League today at the YMCA, they could not be further from the heady days of the Norman Blick era.

Nkumba University have significantly scaled back investment in the basketball programme, meaning the Marines are no longer capable of attracting a talismanic player like Blick.

The standards have been downhill since 2006 and this year appears on course to be the worst. The Marines have started the campaign with four heavy defeats and look early favourites to go under.

In KIU, the Marines face a side smarting from two successive defeats and the Titans should certainly bounce back.

In the women’s NBL, the rebuilding Makerere Sparks take on the KIU Rangers in another inter-university clash. It’s the day’s first game.

RELATED ARTICLES

University basketball league starts 2014

Basketball's finest to be crowned

2012 was an average year for local basketball

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
AFCON: Drama and controversy as hosts, DR Congo advance
Hosts Equatorial Guinea and the DR Congo reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals after a dramatic and controversial Bata double-header....
Serena turns
A delighted Serena Williams paid tribute to her family and her humble beginnings after making history with her 19th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Saturday....
NCS to disband 50 sports associations
There is confusion in local sports bodies after expiry of a period within which they were supposed to comply with new regulations....
AFCON has been a great spectacle, says BBC pundit
The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations has somewhat lived up to expectation. Apart from the few goals that the tournament has registered so far, the quality of football has been impressive with giants such as Senegal and Cameroon being shown the exit before the knockout stages....
Arthur Blick eyes double
Former national motocross champion Arthur Blick Jr. targets wining this year’s MX1 title and the National Rally Championship (NRC)....
Saints to test KCCA for CAF tie
KCCA will have three build-up matches ahead of its CAF Champions League preliminary encounter with Cameroon''s Cosmos De Baia....
Will a ban on Waragi sold in sachets reduce consumption of Alcohol?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter