Today at YMCA
UCU Lady Canons Vs KIU Rangers 6:30pm
City Oilers Vs UCU Canons 8:30pm
Nick Natuhereza’s side UCU Canons get off their 2014 Airtel National Basketball League season against reigning champions City Oil at YMCA Wandegeya.
Three (competitive) games have been played between the sides in the last two years with the Canons winning the Uganda Christian University annual invitational tournament final 77-65 last month. In the championship last year, UCU registered a double against the Oilers including a 79-69 hammering.
With Desmond Owili still out pending the ruling of his one-year ban coupled by Syrus Kiviri and Sande Okoth’s departure from Mukono, UCU look the weaker side on paper in tonight’s game while the Oilers are bolstered by the availability of last season’s MVP ‘big man’ Kami Kabange and new signings Ben Komakech and Geof Omondi.
With Owili still banned, Chuma could be the Canons and the league’s new revelation especially tonight.
Defending champions UCU Lady Canons also face Kampala International University Rangers in the first game of the evening and also women’s division opener.