Wednesday, March 30
•KCCA Leopards Vs A1 Challenge – 6:30pm
•UPDF Tomahawks Vs City Oilers – 8:30pm
Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) has waived entry fee for the Ladies on Wednesday league games.
The move is to encourage more Women to watch the Tusker Lite sponsored National Basketball League games.
FUBA has been criticised recently for over pricing the midweek games, with entry going for a hefty Sh10,000.
“As Tusker Lite, we are glad to now be fully back in action on the courtsides and with the return of the league, our commitment is once again renewed. We will always be in full support of basketball and with that comes a fun and fulfilling three months,” shared Elizabeth Mutamuliza, Tusker Lite Brand Manager UBL.
The first game on what promises to be an intersting the evening will see KCCA Leopards take on winless A1 Challenge in the Women division.
Then UPDF Tomahawks will have their unbeaten on the line when they take on seven-time record defending champions City Oilers at Lugogo.
UPDF have had an impressive start this season having won their opening three games against Tropical Royals (67-54), Our Saviour (67-50) and JKL Dolphins (82-81).
They have been impressive, driven home by strong showings from the likes of Wilberforce Pirwoth, Arthur Wanyoto, Ferdinand Odama, Jonathan Egau who will be facing his former side, among others.
Playing with a lot of physique, UPDF Tomahawks may have slim chances against an Oilers team littered with quality but will want to make it hard for Oilers and fight for every possession.
Oilers have won two in three this season; they were beaten by Nam Blazers (65-72) in the opener before bouncing back with victories over KCCA Panthers (80-46) and Victoria University (97-55).