Today at YMCA
M: Marines v KIU (8.30pm)
W: Mak Sparks v UCU (6.30pm)
W: Crane 38-58 Stormers
Div 3: City Oil 76-64 TLC
South Sudan 84-86 Power
Both Nkumba Marines and KIU Titans admit that their MTN-Fuba League fortunes would be in much better health than they are if they were getting the basics right.
The university sides, boasting similar records (3-4), clash at YMCA court today following tough losses to in-form Kyambogo Warriors. Marines coach Timothy Odeke and his KIU counterpart Nimrod Kaboha have endured poor rebounding by their teams especially late in games.
In addition, playing without point guard Ladislas Ikungura has made Marines so impotent at creating plays whereas KIU commit too many turnovers.
That promises a tight contest for two sets of players who would not want to get sucked into a dogfight this early. “Relegation is too far away since it’s still only the first round but you want to do things right fast,” Odeke warned.