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NBL: Warriors Out to Record a Double against Power

Warriors' Michael Buzangu (right) scored 36 points against Power last season

Friday, August 18

Ladies: JKL Dolphins Vs KCCA Leopards, 6pm

Men: Betway Power Vs Pemba Warriors, 8pm

Without doubt, Pemba Warriors and Betway Power are the on-form teams in Uganda currently. And what a way to kick-start the Men’s National Basketball League Second Round season with a clash of the Titans.

In the first round, Micheal Buzangu scored 36 points as Warriors recorded a 72-66 victory against Betway Power, and Ronnie Mutebi’s side are ready to record a double against their direct rivals.

“Power is Warrior’s nemesis and sworn rival, so matches between the two clubs have always been more about bragging rights,” stated Mutebi.

“This particular encounter is special in a way that we are the top teams from the first round with the least losses and one of their losses was to us. So I believe they will come out strong to upset us although we are confident and excited about our progress.”

Mutebi also believes that Warriors are still halfway the rebuilding process, but they are ready to continue from where they stopped.

He went further said that he doesn’t have any major injuries so “we are ready to Rambo”.

Despite their good performances, Power’s first round was poorly highlighted by their shocking loss to UPDF Tomahawks at YMCA Court.

But the fact that the team recruited Willy Nijimbere from Burundi, they look ready to go for glory.

Table Standings

  1. Warriors – 21 points
  2. Power – 20 points
  3. City Oilers – 19 points
  4. KIU Titans – 19 points
  5. UCU Canons – 19 points
  6. Ndejje Univ – 17 points
  7. Our Saviour – 15 points
  8. JKL Dolphins – 14 points
  9. Sharing Youth – 14 points
  10. UPDF Tomahawks – 14 points
  11. Falcons – 13 points
  12. Nkumba Marines – 13 points


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