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FUBA NBL: Warriors out for revenge against wounded Canons

Warriors lost to UCU in the first round. (PHOTOS/File)

FUBA National Basketball League

YMCA Courts, Wandegeya

Friday, 16-08-2019 

-Ndejje Angels vs Sharing Youths

-Warriors vs UCU Canons

WANDEGEYA – Warriors will be eyeing revenge when they take on UCU Canons in one of the two FUBA National Basketball League games to be played on Friday evening.

Ronnie Mutebi’s side lost 60-62 to UCU in the first round, one of only two defeats they have suffered all season.

The first-round game is one that Warriors will feel they should not have lost and Friday presents a chance to straighten the record.

“Friday’s game will help us maintain the low number of losses,” said Mutebi ahead of the game.

“We lost to UCU cannons in the first round so we have a score to settle.

“We also have just lost terribly to city oilers so we really want to come out of this pit we have put ourselves into.”

While Mutebi eyes victory, he is also worried about the threat that UCU poses going into the game.

“UCU has proved to also be a title contender so we want to dominate them for us to gauge our preparedness.

“We have been hit by many injuries on top of the suspension of Carmelo so the odds are tight on our side but we will go through strong.

“It’s a chance for the warriors to prove to the doubters especially ourselves that this year is ours.”

Warriors are one of only two sides that are still unbeaten in the second round having won all their 5 games so far. The other is Oilers who are 6-0 in terms of second-round record.

For UCU Canons, they come into the game on the back of a first second-round loss of the season.

Nicholas Natuhereza’s side lost 64-67 to Oilers on Wednesday night and will very much want to return to winning ways.

Going into the contest, David Deng is a major doubt for Canons while Warriors are still without the suspended Saidi ‘Camelo’ Amis.

UCU have the best record for the season so far, winning 15 of their 17 fixtures so far.

UCU have won 15 of their first 17 games this season.

For Warriors, they have won 14 in 16.

The other fixture on the night will see Ndejje Angels take on Sharing Youth.

After a decent run in the first round, Ndejje have struggled in the second, winning only 2 of their six games so far.

For Sharing, they have so far won three and lost as many in 6 second-round games.

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