BASKETBALL | Tropical Royals Eye NBL Promotion As Division 1 Returns


Tropical Royals SC Team and Management

Kampala | Pepper Sports – Tropical Royals have renewed their focus to earn direct promotion to the National Basketball League next season.

This development comes after a couple of days as the Lower Division Basketball returns after months out after President Museveni relaxed on Covid19 SOPs.

The Lions, as they prefer to call themselves, lead division one log with a 10-1 record going into the final bend of the regular season.

They have been excellent in the regular season so far thanks to huge contributions from Allan Nandala who is averaging 14 points, Juma Osman, Edgar Osiape and Joshua Duallo.

Their only loss was 58-54 defeat against Knight Riders on April 17 at Nakasero.

Tropical Royals have sights on playoffs

Tropical Royals start their three remaining games with Rez Life this Saturday before facing Our Saviour and Kampala Rockets, all three are strong contenders to the top spot.

Brian Rugyendo, the team coach, says that their ultimate goal is to win the title:

“The ultimate goal remains the same, no matter the challenges. It’s those challenges that test us and make us stronger. We believe in one another as individuals, our team as a unit, our corporate partners, our fans and in our goal as realistically achievable. Our goal is the Division One Championship,” Coach Rugyendo said.

About Tropical Royals

Founded in December 2016, Tropical Royals Sports Club aspires to achieve great heights together with our members towards physical and mental fitness, nutrition, mentorship and FUN, through multiple facets of both Professional and Amateur Sport in Uganda and beyond.

Currently, the professional sport side of the club is ‘Tropical Royals Basketball Team’ (Men) while the amateur side comprises the ‘Cub Royals Academy’ (Children) and the ‘Royals Clubs’ (Adults). Our headquarters are in Kampala, Uganda.

Ugandan Basketball side, Tropical Royals SC landed sponsorship deals with Bella Hibiscus Drink, RedPepper Digital and ABII Clinic in 2021. (FILE PHOTO)

In March 2018, we joined the FUBA Basketball League (Uganda) and in January 2020 we introduced our Academy and Amateur Seniors categories. For more information, please visit the ‘PROGRAMS’ section. Like all other League teams, our Senior Basketball Team looks forward to the 2020 Basketball League Season, arguably the most competitive season yet, in arguably the most competitive FUBA Basketball League Division.

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