Nile will face Kutchi Tigers in Entebbe
Nile will be at KICC mercy

Challengers will battle Charity in the final game of the 50 over league over the weekend.

This fixture is mainly a placement game and if Challengers win they have a chance of finishing 3rd in an underachieving season.

The massive preseason recruitment that had speedstar David Wabwire, national team players Shahzad Kamal and Irfan Afridi joining the likes of Arthur Kyobe, Hamu Kayondo and Henry Ssenyondo failed to bring any dividends in a campaign Challengers should have done better than 3rd position.

Their opponents on Sunday, Charity beat off challenge from Nile to survive relegation and they are very good youthful side. Challengers will have their hands full with the youngsters and Captain Henry Ssenyondo will need all his big guns on their A game.

The rest of the weekend action is T20 with Tornado B facing the expatriates in Kampala Pirates on Saturday at Lugogo.

Tornado B defeated Wanderers last Sunday in a low scoring game and will need to improve their batting if they are win the only local title still eluding them.

However, they will be without Deus Muhumuza, Fred Achellam and Roger Mukasa who will be travelling with the national team to Rwanda, it remains to see how they will line up on Saturday.

Kampala Pirates the Division 3 champions can be dangerous in the short format with the ever green Joshua Mwanja scoring runs for fun therefore Tornado B will need to have their guard up.

In the other games on Sunday, ACC will need to regroup quickly as they take on Kutchi Tigers in Entebbe. ACC was left licking its wounds last weekend when Jinja SS failed to turn up for the game at Kyambogo thereby costing them a shot at promotion to Division 1.

They now have a chance to salvage something this season as they take on Kutchi Tigers. Kutchi finished the second round unbeaten but without their pros who were here during the night cricket tournament it remains to be seen how far they can go in the T20 tournament.

Nile will play KICC in Entebbe on Sunday afternoon in a game KICC should win without breaking much of a sweat.

KICC has a lot of firepower for Nile to even compete. Nile was dismissed for 24 last Sunday against Challengers and it’s obvious they can’t wait for the season to end.

KICC has done well in the T20 tournament every season and Hanumant Kathkar will be counting on Nsubuga Frank and Davis Arinaitwe delivering the holy grail for him this year though they will miss Zephaniah Arinaitwe who will be with the Uganda Select side in Rwanda.

In Buddo, SKLPS will play both Premier and Strikers in the morning and afternoon respectively. Strikers made the semis last year and have an outside chance of making the semis again. The youthful side is very competitive and have a lot of firepower but they will be without Derrick Bakunzi, Frank Akankwasa and Rogers Olipa who are travelling with national team to Rwanda.

Jazz Safari National Men’s League 2017

Sunday, 22nd October 2017

Lugogo Oval
Challengers CC Vs Charity CC – 10:30am
Umpires: James Bamulese & Francis Ekalungar – George Ekochu (Match Ref)

UCA National T-20 League 2017

Saturday, 21st October 2017

Lugogo Oval
Tornado Bee CC Vs Pirates CC – 3:00PM

Sunday, 22nd October 2017

Entebbe Oval

Africa CC Vs Kutchi Tigers CC – 9:30am
Nile CC Vs KICC – 3:00pm

Budo Oval

SKLPS CC Vs Premier CC – 9:30am
SKLPS CC Vs Strikers CC – 3:00pm

Jinja Oval

Patidar CC Vs JACC – 9:30am
Patidar CC Vs Jinja SS – 3:00pm

Denis has represented Uganda in international cricket events including the World Cup. He is currently the captain of Wanderers Cricket Club.

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