The UCU Canons and the Pemba Warriors for the longest time in the league were the only two teams that enjoyed the status quo of being the ony unbeaten side in the league.
However, that all came crashing over the weekend when The UCU Canons were raided by the KIU Titans in a game that was pushed into overtime. The game that they lost 58:64.
The Canons failed to make more than 2 points in which they managed to push the KIU Titans to overtime, but like Point Guard Bbale Faheed stated, they seemed to have lost focus and got beaten by the Titans.
On Saturday at the YMCA Arena, it will be the Pemba Warriors looking to show dominance and give UCU Canons another heartbreak. Jonathan Kambala of the Pemba Warriors watched as David Deng of UCU Canons was voted the MVP of the month of April.
The last time these two sides faced, It was the Pemba Warriors who came out on top and they will need to continue to assert themselves so that they can grab the first position and avoid meeting City Oilers in the first round of the playoffs which are still far.
Pemba Warriors have so far beaten three of the big boys in the National basketball league in City Oiler, KIU Titans, and the Betway Power and in all these, the games have been very dramatic but also very entertaining for the fans to watch.
Fadhil Chumah will need to resurrect from a dismal performance that he had against the Titans so as to give Deng support as they play a team that is every game growing to be better and better.
The UCU Canons are a very dangerous side going forward so much ability to shoot and probably the Warriors will need to take notes from the Titans on how to stop them from shooting because they are really good shooters once they have space to operate in.
The big sizes of Warriors should be enough to see them have an advantage over the the very youthful side of UCU Canons. And Coach Nick Natuhereza will have to find a way to have his big players Fadhil Chumah, David Deng and Lual playing for more minutes if they are to have a chance against a rapidly improving Warriors.
For the Warriors, anything short of a win is something that coach Mutebi will not be happy with while