Ronnie Mutebi Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

NBL Playoffs | First Round | Warriors vs. KIU Titans

  • Game 1: Friday, September 20 – Lugogo, 8:30pm
  • Game 2: Monday, September 23 – Lugogo, 8:30pm
  • Game 3: Saturday, September 28 – Lugogo, 6:00pm (If Necessary)

KIU Titans and Warriors face off in game one of the National Basketball League playoff quarterfinals at Lugogo Indoor Stadium on Friday night.

Having beaten KIU Titans on both occasions (77-62 and 55-46) during the regular season, Warriors will fancy their chances in the three-game series.

And Warriors coach Ronnie Mutebi feels the first round is not a level at which his side should exit the playoffs.

“Coming into the season our target was reaching the finals and that has not changed,” he told Kawowo Sports.

“Yes, we had some setbacks in the second round but we are ready now. Of course, KIU is a good team but my focus is on what we can to progress.

“We beat them twice in the regular season but we won’t take them for granted,” he added.

Mutebi has all players at his disposal with Saidi Amisi back after serving his ban. Jonathan Kambala has been nursing a troublesome ankle but is also available along with Michael Buzangu, and Chris Omanye who should be tasked with directing traffic for the 2012 champions.

Stanley Mugerwa has been on and off during the season but he along with Samad Imran, Mark Opio, Mike Otieno, Kutai Gatwech and Daniel Gaki should be able to back up.

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

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