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UCU Canons Delight In Lugogo


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For the first time in Ugandan basketball history, a league match was broadcast live on TV as Warriors, who have signed a deal with NBS TV to telecast their main games were defeated by a combined Desmond Owili, Suudi Ulanga and former Kyambogo star Cyrus Kiviri making coach Nick Natuhereza’s season intents known; to claim the championship.

Coachless Kyambogo (Emmy Samanya was allegedly too busy to attend to lead the defending champions) had Norman Blick (due to join Power), Micheal Kariuki (still in Kenya), Stephen Okias (headed to Ndejje), the Malinga brothers (both injured) all missing from the championship winning pack.

The defending champions fought on hard losing the first quarter 18-17 to tie at 29-29 by halftime.

“It was a great game and we thank God that we have started positively. The win will motivate our upcoming games and we hope to pick up them here and post even better results,” UCU Coach Natuhereza confessed.

Owili’s three dunks were however overshadowed by Ivan Enabu had a whooping 11 Steals, the highest number of steals registered by a Single Player in a local league game recorded.

Earlier on, UCU Lady Canons had routed Makerere Sparks 101-31.


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