Canons set as league takes shape


The UCU Canons have upped preparations ahead of their match against the Destiny Phenoms as the second round of the men’s National Basketball League resumes on August 7 at the YMCA Courts in Wandegeya, Kampala.

Andrew Gang from a previous game (File Photo)

The team has been training in the absence of Coach Nick Natuhereza who has been on national duty with the under-18 side for the Afro basket championship in Kigali, Rwanda.

However, this has not hampered the team spirit in camp under the stewardship of skipper Jonathan Egau.

“We are working very hard and rebuilding for the second round. We need to be in good shape as a team,” Egau said.

He is optimistic about the chances of the team finishing the season strong and booking a comfortable play-offs spot.

“The plan is to win all our games and finish in the top three so that as we go into the play-offs we are not affected by positioning. We had a good first round but we need to start and finish the second round on a high. The spirit is great and the boys are ready for the challenge,” he added.

The Canons finished the first round third on the table. That is 19 points and an 8-3 winless streak, tied with fourth-placed KIU Titans, and a point below second-placed Tiger Head Power. City Oilers, who won all their first round games, lead the table with 22 points.

Meanwhile, the Lady Canons will play A1 Challenge on August 5, also at the YMCA Courts in Wandegeya, Kampala.