Today at YMCA
M: Falcons v Ndejje (7.30pm)
W: A1 v Nabisunsa (5.30pm)
Stormers v St. Michael (3.30pm)
Crane v Jammers (1.30pm)
Emperors v Jackets (11.30am)
Division 3 at Makerere
Air Force v Bush Court (3pm)
Sharing v TLC (1pm)
Every game for the teams just below pacesetters DMark Power, Kyambogo Warriors and Miracle Eagles is a potential decider in terms of which one will make the MTN-Fuba League playoffs.
Ndejje University Angels and 7UP Falcons are some of those who harbour such ambitions, making their contest today at YMCA court of huge importance.
It’s easy to write this off like any other game since it’s only the first round but neither team will treat it that way. “Honestly, if we pick results off the so-called big teams, why not make play-offs?” questioned Ndejje coach Walker Obedi whose team is 4-3.
For Obedi to achieve this, guard Cyrus Kiviri must show more skin. “I have noticed that Cyrus struggles against the big teams but a solution is what we are working on,” he added.
The coach may not be entirely right as Ndejje’s go-to-man got five points in the 77-45 battering by Warriors on Sunday but also had a 19-point game in the 81-67 loss to Power.
Kiviri needs more offensive company from Geoffrey Soro and the now-quiet pair of Paul Mwaka and Donald Ssali with the return of Crispin Biko from a compassionate absence looming.
Falcons, who beat Charging Rhino 81-71 on Wednesday to move to 3-3, promised to treat each game like a final from now on since the trio of Abdullahi Ramadhan, Philip Alweny and Richard Osano Omondi is getting more minutes together.
“We lost too many games at the start and cannot afford many more if we are going to catch with the leading teams,” Dulah said after his 12 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists against Charging Rhino on Wednesday.