Desmond Owili is a crowd puller with his authoritative dunks. UCU Canons miss him and must have been glad to see him play for Kenya against Somalia on Monday.
The centre scored 16 points, going 6 for 9 from the field, in a commanding 97-79 win. He shot the ball so well for a player currently serving a one-year league ban.
Somalia’s Faisal Aden was supposed to be the attraction at this tournament following his exploits at the last edition in Dar-es-Salaam.
Here, he started on the bench and scored 20 points in the 85-74 in the loss to Uganda. He looked unfit and Daily Monitor would later that he enjoyed nightlife first. Somalia dropped him in the loss to Kenya.
It’s been a disappointing tournament for the Somalis. First, it was Faisal Aden’s discipline. Two losses made it a Kampala to forget for the Somalis.
However, their fans haven’t lost their voices. Somalia fans have been the loudest. You could think their team is winning as every basket or stop is cheered loudly.
When power went off recently during the Uganda Cranes-Guinea game at Namboole, the stadium manager Jamil Ssewanyana was arrested for ‘sabotage’.
At the Lugogo MTN Arena, there has been a daily power surge leading to games being delayed but no one has been arrested yet! What happened at Namboole is happening at Lugogo.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor