JKL Lady Dolphins star player Jamila ‘Zama’ Nansikombi has claimed that it will not be easy for other teams against her side in this year’s Women National Basketball League.
JKL are the Women’s defending champions after winning their maiden crown when they ‘swept’ UCU Lady Canons in last year’s finals.
According to the forward, JKL will defend their title because they have worked so hard in the preseason.
Without doubt, the Dolphins are this year’s team to beat, but Zama played down the fact that such a honour comes with pressure.
“No, we are not under pressure because we as a team are working so hard to defend our crown and game doesn’t lie,” the explosive forward told SportsNation exclusively.
“We can defend our crown because we are working so hard to, so it will not be any easy for any team to beat us, especially if they are not working as hard as we are or even harder as a unit.”
JKL added Brenda Nakitende from A1 Challenge, Jane Asinde and Maureen Atulinda from Magic Stormers and KIU Rangers respectively. The duo joins a star studded that has Ritah Imanishimwe, Flavia ‘Flirsh’ Oketcho, Hope Akello among others.
Zama, an instrumental figure for JKL and Uganda’s National Basketball Women team the Gazelles, is USPA’s best Basketballer and Playoffs MVP for last year.
On her achievements and targets, she states:
“Accolades motivate every kind of player because it’s an appreciation for the hard work one has put in.”
“My target is beyond just keeping the crown with my team, I want to grow more mentally and physically in the game this year. So I am working so hard and Praying that i keep healthy to achieve my goals.”
The Lady Dolphins who won this year’s 9th edition of the UCU Invitational Tournament, will begin their title defense against rivals KCCA Leopards at MTN Arena in Lugogo this Friday. Explaining on the importance of winning this tie, she reveals:
“It’s important that we win our first match of the season because there is no other way we would want to defend our crown but play hard so we are unbeaten this season.”