Wednesday at YMCA
M: Falcons vs. Ndejje (8.30pm)
W: Mak Sparks vs. UCU (6.30pm)
A revamped Galaxy Falcons team will today look to extend their good streak of form when they face Ndejje University in the Airtel National Basketball League at YMCA Wandegeya.
The six-time champions have two wins in their last two fixtures will have their work cut out when they confront the giant slayers who boast of an 11-5 record comfortably lie sixth and will appear in the eight-team play-offs for the second year running, they are also shaping the destiny of the teams above them.
Coach Walker Obedi’s Ndejje also boast of victories over leaders UCU Canons and champions Riham Warriors, who lie third, and pushing City Oilers to the limit have showed what they can do and a win will push them to fourth place but Falcons will miss striking Geoff Omondi refusing to play until his dues are paid for a second successive game will have Uganda’s most expensive basketballer Stephen Omony to look up to for inspiration.
The losing finalists from last year wrote off struggling Charging Rhinos 71-48 on Sunday inspired by the return of point guard Sam Obol with a game high 12 points. Obol helped Falcons to four championships between 2002 and 2007.
The prize for a win tonight is something Falcons would fight for. It will take them within touching distance of leading pack UCU Canons, 15-2, champions Riham Warriors (13-5) and Oilers (12-5).