NBL: KIU Titans Want To Rub More Salt In Nam Blazers Wounds

Friday, May 6
•Angels Vs KIU Rangers – 6:30pm
•KIU Titans Vs Nam Blazers – 8:30pm

KIU Titans meet Namuwongo Blazers in what promises to be a tricky encounter in the Tusker-Lite sponsored NBL at Lugogo.

The Blazers seek to return to winning ways after two straight defeats against UCU Canons (66-62) and UPDF Tomahawks (73-67).

The previous loss against UPDF left the side reeling, with club director Hajji Farouk Zzinda seen leaving leaving YMCA a dejected man, contemplating on what to do with the boys.

The Blazers have flattered to deceive this season, and that has been the story of Coach Stephen Nyeko’s side that has blown hot and cold.

They will fancy their chances against KIU, and have to win the other two remaining games – Falcons (May 7) and Tropical Royals (May 14) – to finish the first round on a high.

In KIU Titans, Nam Blazers face a rejuvenated side that has found form of recent.

With a 5-3 record, the Titans have won five of their last six games and will hope to keep the momentum after a slow start into the season.

They face Nam Blazers on the back of a deserved 74-62 win over Victoria University on May 4 at Lugogo.

It has been an impressive turnaround for Titans who got their campaign off to a poor start, falling to UPDF Tomahawks and UCU Canons.

Edgar Munaaba is the new kid on the block, averaging a double double of 12.4 and 10.3 points and rebounds respectively.

Joseph Chuma has also led with experience, averaging nine points and as many rebounds while Michael Otieno (14) and Henry Okoth (12) are averaging double-figure points this season.

However, the coaches will be asking for more from the rest of the squad, especially Mohammed Abdikani who has shown a lot of potential but lacking consistence. The lanky forward garnered a Tusker Lite player of the match in their last win over Victoria University.

Elvis Mutebi, Ahmed Kassa, Joseph Dramaza, Arnold Kisekka and Gaius Mahamba among others will be required to come to the table.

Did you know – Nam Blazers coach Stephen Nyeko is the coach of Julius Lutwama (KIU Titans coach) at YMCA Hamstars that has been reinstated in Lower Division after initial pull-out.
Lutwama was also a Nam Blazers player last season under Nyeko.



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