UGANDA : Faltering sides seek change of tide in league

Today at YMCA
KCC v Ndejje (8.30pm)
Berkeley v St. Michael (5.30pm)
Mak Sparks v Crane (7pm)

On a day when none of the top three sides will take to the floor in the MTN-Fuba League, attention shifts to a totally different challenge. The two newly-promoted sides, Berkeley and St. Michael, clash in the early game at YMCA court, Wandegeya while KCC Lions face Ndejje University Angels later.

All four sides have had faltering starts which makes games against each other even more important with the relegation quota being doubled from two this season.

For KCC, one victory in their opening five games has left them with the perennial task of fighting relegation while the newcomers’ lumbering starts accounts for only defeats.

Ndejje, suffering from the common second season syndrome, are relishing the prospect of recovering from disappointing losses to Kyambogo Warriors and UCU Canons in their last two outings. “Immaturity and inexperience have really hurts us but the team has the quality,” Walker Obedi, Ndejje’s coach, noted.

In their last defeat, Cyrus Kiviri missed one of two game winning free throws before they went down 86-79 to UCU in overtime (OT). In the women’s division, former Makerere Sparks will be lucky to have a full squad for their game against Crane High as the University players are doing end of semester exams. Crane High concede points aplenty as they are yet to win a game this season while Sparks have fallen on hard times over the past five years.