National Basketball League Playoffs Postponed

Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) has rescheduled the Playoffs of the Tusker-Lite sponsored NBL.

The much anticipated playoffs were initially scheduled to start this Friday, August 19 after the conclusion of the Regular season.

But they will now tip off next Friday on August 26 at the Indoor Arena in Lugogo.

The last regular season match between KIU Rangers and KCCA Leopards was played on Wednesday so it was right to give teams more time to adjust.

There are ongoing National team engagements – 3*3 Gazelles and Silverbacks in Turkey for the Islamic Solidarity Games.

JKL Lady Dolphins have Rita Imanishimwe and Hope Akello while Titus Lual (UCU), David Okello (UPDF) and Oilers duo of James Okello and Tonny Drilleba, plus UCU coach Nicholas Natuhereza are part of the Turkey contingent.

Titus Lual of UCU Canons out of the country with Silverbacks

It’s strong to note that City Oilers (Men) and JKL Lady Dolphins (Women) are the defending champions.

NBL Playoffs (Quarterfinals)

Men:
•Nam Blazers Vs KCCA Panthers
•UCU Canons Vs JKL Dolphins
•City Oilers Vs UPDF Tomahawks
•KIU Titans Vs Power

Women:
•JKL Lady Dolphins Vs Nabisunsa Girls
•UCU Lady Canons Vs Magic Stormers
•KIU Rangers Vs Miracle Ravens
•KCCA Leopards Vs Angels

The fixture is here:

The Silverbacks will be in action from August 26-28 in Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) for the fourth Window of the FIBA World Cup African Qualifiers.

Per the new fixture, City Oilers who are expected to have about four players on the Silverbacks squad, will wait until September 2 to play their Game One of the Playoffs against UPDF Tomahawks.

KCCA Leopards Vs Angels and KIU Titans Vs Power will open the proceedings on Friday, August 22 for the Game Ones.

The Quarterfinals, being played on Best of three format (first team to win two games advance to semis), are scheduled to end on September 7.

Then the semis, played on Best of Five (First to three wins), are scheduled to end on September 24.

The finals, Best of Seven (first to win four games), will tip off on September 28.

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