The FUBA Uganda Basketball league started off with brilliant games and they gave the fans exactly what they had been waiting for during the break.
In the men’s category, City Oilers beat up on Betway Power in the season opener that lived up to the billing, going to the wire. City Oilers won the game 69:66.
Betway Power led the game going into the half time but the City Oilers rallied back to win the game after the break. 20 year old rookie Ivan Muhwezi was the big difference between these two teams while for Betway Power, if they can continue to give Cyrus Kiviri room to operate without looking him down to Point guard, then he is going to be the signing that they have been looking for.
The other game saw KIU Titans beat up on Kampala University in the Kabalagala derby. It was the KIU Titans who had more than something to say at the end of the day. The game ended with KIU scoring over 106 points as compared to To Kampala university’s 75 points. This was the highest scoring game.
6 time champions Falcons after returning from their relegation, faced off against against Sharing Youth and they fell to the hands of sharing. The game ended Falcons 59:66 Sharing Youth.
Falcons will need to add onto their roaster with tall players and bigger players if they are to compete in the Basketball league this season, otherwise they will be relegated.
The Warriors took on KCCA Men in the last game of Saturday night and they were much better as compared to KCCA. The only difference for the Pemba Warriors going forward will be the fact they will have to rely so much on Maker Deng in the paint and defense.
Pemba Warriors 75:61 KCCA Men.
Our Savior 54: 77 JKL Dolphins
Ndejje 65:70 UCU Canons
As the table stands, it is the KIU Titans that are leading the table after game week one because of their superior points over Kampala University Angels.
It is defending champions JKL Dolphins who are still the better side in the league and they started off from where they stopped last season by beating the only team that seemed to have given them stress last season in the KCCA Leopards.
The Dolphins will have to be grateful for 3 players, that is Jamila Nansikombi, Imanishimwe and rookie Asinde who had a very formidable game.
KCCA Leopards will be hoping that Sylvia Nakazibwe, Irakunda Cynthia and Chemutai Joy will be good enough for the next games so they can pick up on vital wins.
Game ended JKL Dolphins 70:49 KCCA Leopards.
In other scores
MUK Sparks 41:62 KIU Rangers
YMCA Lady Hamstars 42: 77 UCU Lady Canons
UMU Ravens 62: 87 A1 Challenge
Angels 60:61 Nkumba Lady Marines
A1 Challenge 42: 52 YMCA Lady Harmstars.