UGANDA : Eagles keep play-off dreams alive

By Charles Mutebi

THE Miracle Eagles still harbour playoff ambitions. They may be slim but they are alive. Sunday saw the Eagles keep their post-season dream alive with a 94-53 hammering of Berkley in the FUBA men’s top division at YMCA.

Collin Mukiza sunk a game-high 27 points for Miracle, who cannot afford any more regular-season losses if they are to stand a chance of sneaking into the post-season. Mukiza has soared in his first season as an Eagle and he replicated his best form against Berkley , who are not most daunting of league opponents. In fact, they are the least considering, having lost all their games this season.

His team’s woes notwithstanding, Willliams Odong was able to drop a game-high 31 points for Berkley. Odong’s team have found the going tough in their first season in the men’s top-flight and are certain of relegation back to second division.

As Berkley go down, Miracle are on the way up. After recording five losses in the first round Brian Rugyendo’s team have looked rejuvenated since the start of the second round.

Granted they have only defeated the KCC Lions and now Berkley – two teams on their way down but the Eagles have looked tougher, which is largely down to the signing of Steven Omony early this month.

Omony’s experience, has given Miracle a purposefulness that was largely absent in round 1.