Landry Ndikumana Listed In Nam Blazers Squad

Landry Ndikumana in action for City Oilers against UCU Canons at Lugogo during the 2019 NBL Finals. (Photo by Tsaubah Stone/FUBA)

Former City Oilers Power Forward Landry Ndikumana Is set to return to the National Basketball League.

Ndikumana who left the Country in 2021 to return to his Country in Burundi, has been listed on Nam Blazers squad for their 2023 NBL season.

He was not present during the unveiling on Friday and it remains to be seen if the player will leave the Burundian giants Urunani.

He joined City Oilers from Urunani in 2015 and went on to help the Club win five straight league titles.

Landry Ndikumanana also played for Burundi’s New Star at 2022 BAL

He was the MVP in his last full season at Oilers where he averaged 14 points and 9 rebounds as the side beat UCU Canons in 2019 finals.

His last season at the club in 2021 was halted by Covid-19 after eight games.

And he returns as one of the four new signings unveiled by Nam Blazers on Friday during a fans engagement day organised at Abja Parks in Naalya.

Landry was reportedly linked to join KCCA Panthers a season back, but it is said that he asked for higher wages.

If Urunani joins, it’s a big statement of intent for a club that intends to better last season’s run amidst reported financial hardships.

Who Else is at Blazers?

The other additions at the Club include Kenyan Michael Makiadi formerly at City Oilers and Power.

Geoffrey Soro, formerly at Power, KIU Titans and Ndejje University Angels, has also joined the Blazers.

Dickson Asiku, formerly at Power, Falcons and Warriors, was also unveiled.

Valentine Blair returns from a loan spell after he was sent down to Club’s feeder side Governors that features in Lower Division, after First Round.

Carlos Ochi playing for JKL Dolphins at YMCA

Carlos Ochi is also back after he was loaned to JKL Dolphins in the Second Round.

The retained players from last season’s squad include captain Paul Odong MacGyver, Richard Ongom, Syrus Kiviri and Chol Nyuot.

Coached by Stephen ‘Escodata’ Nyeko, the Blazers still have more slots and are expected to add more pieces before the new season gets underway on March 10 2023.

Chris Omanye who is still nursing injuries after he was attacked by thieves, is not part of the team.

The Club lost Amisi Saidi, Peter Obleng, Daniel Najja Juuko, Deng Dikong, Daniel Monoja, Ariel Okall, Collins Kasujja, Joseph Ikong and Kenneth Wachira from the team that played last season.

Nam Blazers 2023 RosterValentine Blair, Chol Nyuot, Carlos Ochi, Dickson Asiku, Syrus Kiviri, Geoffrey Soro, Richard Ongom, Paul MacGyver, Landry Ndikumana, Michael Makiadi



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