Uganda Christian University will be the host of match-day four of the Zuku University basketball league that will go down this Saturday. Kampala University and Cavendish ladies’ teams open up with an early morning fixture.
‘We are ready for the battle and challenge. It is a good test that is opening us up to new things”. Kampala University Administrator Christine Kide told The Observer.
Cavendish University, 54 – 35 winners over Uganda Martyrs’ University (UMU) Nkozi last weekend, will feature next though they face an uphill task as they take on the unbeaten Ndejje University.
Walker Obedi, Ndejje University head coach, boldly asserts that he will take the fixture like any other competitive game.
“We can’t afford to falter. We respect all our opponents and will approach the game with a great strategy,” Obedi says.
Ndejje will rely on the services of forward James Okello and Geoffrey Soro. Hosts UCU are expected to give the fans a bit of comic relief that they have been exhibiting in the previous fixtures when they take on Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU).
Nick Natuhereza, head coach at UCU, will use the fixture to boost the confidence and fitness of his squad ahead of the Fuba campaign that kicks off next month. UCU will rely on the expertise of forwards Jonathan Egau and Amos Okello Okongo who have been in terrific form since the university league began.
However, despite it being evident that Natuhereza will not break a sweat to get the victory, he says: “Sometimes, it is not good to underrate a team. It all happens and ends on the court.”
Ndejje v Cavendish (10am)
K.U v Cavendish (12pm)
MUK v IUIU (2pm)
UCU v IUIU (4pm)
KU v Cavendish (10am)
Ndejje v Cavendish (2pm)
Source : The Observer