April 23, 2014

Basketball League Kickoffs Friday

Fri, 25th April 2014
UCU Lady Canons Vs KIU Rangers – Women (6:30 pm)
City Oilers Vs UCU Canons – Men (8:30 pm)

The Federation of Uganda Basketball Associations (FUBA) has released its schedule for the long awaited 2014 season that is set to kick off this Friday at the Uganda Young Men’s Association (YMCA) basketball courts this Friday.

Falcons' Dulah (L) tries to stop Jimmy Enabu in Game One of the final. The league returns on Friday.
Falcons’ Dulah (L) tries to stop Jimmy Enabu in Game One of the final. The league returns on Friday.

After that memorable December triumph which came in City Oilers’ debut season in the Airtel National Basketball League, the Wandegeya outfit will open up against ever-threatening Uganda Christian University Canons in a game that will be played under floodlights.

Oilers who have their star centre, Kami Kabangu, the finals’ Most Valuable Player (MVP) back after a botched move to Qatar and new strategic signings in guard Ben Komakech (Tiger Head Power) and guard/forward Geoff Omondi (Falcons) in the mix look set to defend their title.

Women’s defending champions UCU Lady Canons wiith many wondering how they will cope without their best player for the last two seasons Peace Proscovia who crossed to rivals KCCA Leopards face fellow university side KIU Rangers in a 6:30 pm kick off on opening day.

Relatedly, FUBA are planning a special press conference in the week to come where they will officially unveil the stake holders and the sponsors attached to the Federation.

In today’s press conference at Hotel Triangle, FUBA President Ambrose Tashobya also cast light on Ivan Enabu transfer wrangle. “Clubs tend to run activities without being in full sync with the Federation. Contracts are signed without release forms,” Tashobya current Warriors patron and former player said.

“Contracts signed outside FUBA are binding legally but don’t affect the Federation,: he added.
“Only when the contract is declared to the tech and competition committee and signed with witnesses,can it be recognized by the Federation.

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