Philip Ameny, Steve Wundi, Brian Sivachi, Geoffrey Soro and Mike Madol Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDE
[/media-credit] Philip Ameny, Steve Wundi, Brian Sivachi, Geoffrey Soro and Mike Madol are some of the new players at Power Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDE

Over the past five years Power Basketball Club and other sides have played second fiddle to City Oilers in the National Basketball League.

And in an effort to challenge Oilers who marched Power’s number of league titles early this year, the 2011 champions have recruited massively especially on the front count.

Brian Sivachi (from Nkumba), Geoffrey Soro (KIU), Mike Madol (UCU Canons)Amin Mkhosa (Savio, Tanzania) as well as returning Philip Ameny are some of the players that the five-time champions have added to their ranks.

“We looked at our performance last season and we really needed size. City Oilers beat us on rebounds and we think these guys will make the team better on that front,” Power manager Allan Musoke told Kawowo Sports.

David Opolot from Our Savior and shooter Steven Wundi complete the list of new players at the club.

“We think Wundi is going to complement McGyver (Paul Odong) very well. The target for us is to atleast get to the final with a top or second place finish in the regular season,” Musoke added.

“The season is going to be short and with back-to-back games, we thought we needed a big squad and every players will be required to be productive.”

[/media-credit] Power Basketball Club coach Arnold Lando, manager Allan Musoke and Betway Country Manager Adelle Agaba with some of the new players Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDE

Meanwhile, Betway renewed their sponsorship for the club to a tune of 200 million for the 2018 season to cater for player allowances, jerseys, medical insurance, gym, team building and Cooperate Social Responsibility events.

Power will start the season against City Oilers in the highlight game of the opening day on Saturday, May 12. They will take on Charging Rhinos in their second game on Sunday, May 13.

Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

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