Reigning National Basketball League Champions JKL Lady Dolphins have acquired Atulinda ‘Momo’ Maureen from KIU Rangers.
With just few months away from the new league season tip off, JKL have started to show their intentions of defending their crown.
The club confirmed the development on Monday morning:
“We at JKL Dolphins Sports Club are today excited to announce the signing of Moreen Atulinda for our JKL Lady Dolphins Basketball Club,” reads an excerpt from the club’s official release.
The centre who can play as a power forward joins JKL on a two year deal.
Atulinda will fill the void left behind by Alicia Wasagali (Released) and Kenya’s Salma Akinyi whose contract expired.
She will compete with Muhayi Namuwaya and Stella Oyella for a starting berth.
At KIU Rangers last season, she scored 168 points, 26 assists and 21 steals from 18 games.
Akinyi averaged 33.49 minutes on court, 8.17 and 9.33 points and rebounds per game respectively.
Momo attended Buddo SS for her A level education before graduating with a Bsc. Degree in Information Technology at Mbarara University of Science and Technology.
It should be noted that Momo was also named ‘Sports Queen’ at the Miss Uganda 2012/13 pageant, having won miss Uganda west in the same year. She also won the Miss Tourism-Bunyoro 2015.
What they said:
New Signing Momo – “I feel so good and excited about signing for JKL Dolphins Sports Club, I have been waiting for this change in my career for a long while now. I am very happy to play for a team with great ambition, one with great roster, good coaching staff and good management as well.”
Technical Manager Fredricks ‘Freedom’ Owora – Momo has been in the league for 8 years and her experience is something that adds a lot to us, we however felt she has not yet played to her full potential.”
Club PR & Marketing Dzyre Mugumisiriza – “Momo joins the club with much anticipation, and all I can add is that she is the first of many to come.”