ASIATIC Sports has joined the Makerere Sports and recreation department in making the MUK open basketball championship a success.
This yearâ€™s edition of the tournament starts today with the draws and junior games at the MUK Pool and the YMCA courts in Wandegeya.
The sports equipment firm offered three trophies for the eventual winners.
â€œThe MUK Sports and Recreation department is also aiding us with a public address system, certificates and t-shirts for the participants,â€ Bananuka , tournament co-rdinator said.
The three-day tournament, that kick starts the 2004 basketball season, has attracted over 40 teams in three different categories â€” Men, Women and juniors.
Murchison Hawks from Gulu will appear for the first time on a Kampala court in the junior category as they prepare to play in the menâ€™s second division league when the national league takes off.
Sadolin Power and A-I Challenge are the defending champions.
The junior group is yet to crown a champion this year.
Meanwhile, pooling of the fourteen teams in the second division will also take place today at Pool Court to draw the two-tier system for the division.
Family Planning Association of Uganda (FPAU), Earthquakes, MBC Rocks, Crane High and Murchison Hawks are some of the new entrants.
Asiatic boost MUK