Friday, May 17

  • A1 Challenge vs. Nkumba Lady Marines – 6:30pm
  • KIU Titans vs. UCU Canons – 8:30pm
FUBA UCU Canons’ Fadhili Chuma (L) fights for a lose ball with KIU Titans’ Oscar Muge (Photo: Tsaubah Stone)

UCU Canons are not only in fine form but they are playing and executing better than most of their opponents.

The Canons are unbeaten thus far with five victories, three of which have come against “big sides” City Oilers and Power as well as a competitive side in Ndejje Angels.

With such a record, KIU Titans should be wary of the youthful and athletic side ahead of their first regular season meeting tonight at Lugogo Indoor Stadium.

KIU Titans seem to be turning the corner having snapped the three-game losing streak and playing better. The Titans (3-3) have won two in succession albeit against weaker opponent and have found some momentum that could spurs them against Canons.

The Titans are moving the ball better with Sudi Ulanga and Michael Bwanga starting to find their mojo. However, nothing will come easy for them on both ends of the floor against Joas Maheta and Isaiah Ater as well as rising star Fayed Bbaale.

Denis Balungu has been the star man for the Kansanga-based side and Brian Wathum will expect the same production on both ends from his three-man. Francis “Odom” Kasinde is fitting in well and Oscar Muge doing just fine in the key but the due will be tested when they go up against Fadhili Chuma and David Deng.

Chuma directs UCU’s traffic and will most like draw Odom out while Deng’s athleticism could give Muge losts to ponder about, more so with Canons’ head coach Nicholas Nutuhereza returning.

In the women’s division, A1 Challenge will face Nkumba Lady Marines.


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