FUBA NBL 2019
YMCA Court, Wandegeya
-KCCA Men Vs Kampala University, 6:30 PM
-Warriors Vs Sharing Youth, 8:30 PM
WANDEGEYA – The FUBA National Basketball League returns on Wednesday, May 29th, with two games at the YMCA Court in Wandegeya.
The early tip-off will see KCCA Men and Kampala University face off as both sides seek to escape the wrong side of the table, early.
With the two coming off defeats this past weekend, it will be interested to see how each responds.
KCCA who added experienced-Norman Blick to their roster lost 66-82 to Betway Power on Sunday and will be hoping to get the better of debutantes KU.
Francis Mbuyi had a strong game against Power, posting 16 points and 7 rebounds and he will be the man to look to, for KCCA as they eye a third victory of the season.
Currently occupying the second and last relegation spot, KCCA have so far managed to get the better of only Falcons and Our Saviour, two of the other three sides currently occupying the bottom 5 on the standings.
With a good record against the other struggling teams, KCCA must be fancying their chances here.
For KU, they have so far endured a baptism of fire, of sorts in the top tier.
The 66-78 loss to Falcons on Sunday was their 6th in 8 games and their record is only good enough for 4th from bottom.
Like KCCA, KU’s two victories have come against sides occupying the bottom five. The defeated Sharing Youth 70-65 on May 11th before triumphing 60-55 against Our Saviour.
The game between these two sides may be viewed as a motivational factor as the winner registers a victory that may yet kick start their season and in turn help them escape the clutches of relegation as early as possible.
In the other day’s game, wounded Warriors will take on struggling Sharing Youth.
Warriors were a perfect 0-6 in their first six games until last weekend when they took on UCU Canons.
Ronnie Mutebi’s side were defeated 62-60 by the Mukono based side with all their star players struggling with their respective shot.
Michael Bazangu led the team scoring with just 11 while Saidi ‘Camelo’ Amis managed a mere 10.
It is an issue that Mutebi must have worked on since then and Warriors will be expected to make lightweight of their Wednesday opponents.
For Sharing, after so how clinching a playoff spot last season, the Nsambya based side looked set for a tussle at the wrong end of the standings this campaign.
With just two victories in 7, Sharing start the day in 10th, two spots away from the bottom of the pile and if things do not improve instantly, they may have bigger concerns to think about that making it to the play offs this time round.
FUBA NBL upcoming games
-A1 Challenge vs KCCA Leopards (Women) @6:30pm
-Betway Power vs Falcons (Men) @8:30pm