The inaugural JKL basketball invitational tournament that was set to tip off last weekend didn’t go on as planned.
The tournament was canceled, and JKL Sports team has put the blame on the Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA).
JKL Technical Director Fredricks ‘Freedom’ Owora said that the Federation didn’t endorse the tournament.
“There is no JKL open, FUBA refused to give us the equipments,” Owora told The-SportsNation.
“We had organised eight teams to have friendlies before the season begins, but FUBA refused to hire us the equipments and also warned referees against officiating our games.”
The-SportsNation couldn’t confirm the accusations after FUBA vice president Hudson Ssegamwenge denied to comment in details saying that “I am yet to get all the details of what happened.”
The KIU open which was also fixed on the FUBA calendar did not go on as planned.
There has not been any basketball action since FUBA called off last year’s season days to tip off of the NBL due to Covid19.
The 2021 season, all leagues including the NBL, is expected to tip off on April 2 2021 per the new FUBA calendar.
Teams have until Monday, March 15 to complete registration.
The format of play for this season has been shortened; one round of regular season then playoffs – Quarters and semis will be played under best of three while final will be played under best of five format.