Uganda's Ivan Lumanyika boxes out Somalia's Osman Olol during a 2014 Zone V qualifiers game at Lugogo Indoor Stadium
[/media-credit] KIU’s Ivan Lumanyika goes for a basket in the forest of Power players during Game 2 of last year’s playoff second round. Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

With less the Fiba Zone V Clubs Champions Cup fast approaching, Power will have a new face added to their front court.

Center Ivan Lumanyika has joined the five time league winners for the championship that gets underway October 1 at the Lugogo Indoor Stadium.

Easily one of the best centers in the local league, Lumanyika is without a club following his departure from KIU Titans.

The former UCU Canons big man has had more disciplinary cases to answer than he’s positively affected KIU’s progress since joining from the Canons.

Following his continued absenteeism at the Kansanga outfit’s training ground; he was released at the end of the first round and has recently been training with Arnold Lando’s charges.

The former UCU Canons player’s ability has never been in question and will complement Michael Makiadi, Michael Kojjo and Francis Kasinde in the front court.

Burundian Willy Nijimbere recently became the first addition for the side and has featured in the team’s recent league fixture.

The former Urunani player is a high profile addition having tested success of the championship with his former Burundian side.

Uganda will be represented by City Oilers and Power in the men’s category while KCCA Leopards and UCU Lady Canons will compete in the ladies’ category.

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