- Friday, June 7 | Lugogo Indoor Stadium | 8:30 pm
- UCU Canons vs. Power
UCU Canons performance in the first round of the 2019 National Basketball League went under the radar.
The Mukono based side top the division midway the season with just one defeat in eleven games.
Head coach Nick Natuhereza knows his side will now be taken seriously through the second round and no game will be easy, starting tonight when they battle Power.
“Of course we want to get off on a good start despite how the first round went,” he says.
“We don’t want to get too comfortable because we know the games are going to be much tougher and I know that most of the teams we are going to play against will take us more serious than they did in the first round. So were are expecting tough competitive games and a tough second round.”
Being a young team, Canons found a balance in their game mixing up transition and setting up their shooters Isaiah Ater and Jerry Kayanga.
While Joas Maheta psychs up the team, Fadhili Chuma provides the leadership and maturity needed for big games and David Deng brings the athleticism in the frontcourt is the biggest offensive threat.
For Boniface Okello, the assistant coach at Power, the game against UCU Canons will come down to execution on both ends.
“We need to play good defense, rebound well and execute on offense.”
Joseph Ikong, Geoffrey Soro, Paul Odong as well as Libe Makala will have offer more support to Syrus Kiviiri on the offensive end if Power is to thrive.