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NBL: UPDF Tomahawks Eye Consecutive Victory

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Henry Okoth jumps with the ball

Wednesday, July 12

Ladies: JKL Lady Dolphins vs Nkumba lady marines

Men: UPDF Tomahawks vs Nkumba Marines

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Basketball team, UPDF Tomahawks have not found the right rhythm since this 2017 National Basketball league (NBL) season began, winning only twice from their 7 games.

Last Sunday, the team managed to see off a stubborn JKL side as the game ended 64-61 in their favour.

Henry Okoth who engineered that win with 23 points believes that the team has now found the right formula after a poor start.

“We started this season badly but we are now focused as a team and I believe we are winning the Mariners,” said Okoth.

Okoth was with the Uganda junior side that participated in the 3 by 3 FIBA U18 World Cup which took place in China this year and the player has been very pivotal for the Tomahawks averaging double points for the army side.

“On my performance I am ready to knock it down because my aim as a young player in this league is to be among the top scores of the league and am ready to give my best to my team,” claimed the influential player.

Nkumba Marines on the other hand, have only one win to their name which came against Falcons in their second game of this campaign.

The Mariners have lost to JKL, City Oilers, Ndejje Angels, Sharing Youth and most recently against Our Saviour where threw away an 18-15 first quarter lead to eventually lose 72-63 past Our Saviour.

Coach Team Odeke will hope that his top performers like Makutwa Sivachi, Karamagi Charles, Otweyo Wilson and Midaki Malvin are in their top form if they are to get maximum points tonight.

In the ladies game:

JKL lady dolphins will face off with Nkumba lady marines in the first game of the evening at the YMCA outdoor court.

JKL’s best player so far, Jamilah Nansinkombi played only 18 minutes in their recent match against KIU Rangers but she managed to grab 10 points, 2 assists and 4 rebounds to add on Lean Nalunkuma’s 20 points as they beat the Rangers.

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