Nam Blazers appreciated their fans and recognised the contribution of some members of the basketball fraternity ahead of the new season of the National Basketball League.
This, was done during their Fans Engagement day on Friday at Abja Park in Nalya.
With a huge fan base, Nam Blazers had a good run last season only to be stopped by City Oilers in Game Seven of the NBL Finals.
“We had to appreciate our fans for the continued support and have been there for this team since inception,” said John Balinya, commonly known as Kobe, a former Small Forward and Team Staff of the Blazers.
“Last season was our first in the league, but because of our fans, we managed to go extra miles. They supported the boys through thick and thin and there is no better way to thank them than bringing them closer to the team.”
“The day was mainly about celebrating our fans who have made this team a force to reckon with.”
Many activities were lined up on the evening as fans engaged in court competitions like Sit, Bounce and shoot challenge, 3*3 basketball, half Court shooting contest among others.
Nyama Choma, Drinks and Music interludes highlighted by Fik Fameika were on the big menu as well.
The Blazers, started around 2015, appreciated some individuals who have helped the club succeed.
Dickson Bwire who Initiated the registration of the team, Ronnie Mureeba who was the Captain when the team was still Lower Division, Grace Buwooza who is the team Manager and a former player and Ali Nsubuga (Finance) who is a former player and one of those who helped the side achieve NBL promotion, were among the awarded.
Balinya who is also a former Player, Hajji Zzinda Farouk (a Former CEO) and Stephen Nyeko who is the team coach were also honoured.
Other Members of the basketball fraternity, including FUBA President Nasser Sserunjogi, were awarded.
Norman Blick, Flavia Oketcho , Mavita Ali , Stephen Omony, Henry Malinga , Hajji Muhammed Santur, Nick Natuhereza, Martha Soigi and The-SportsNation Journalist Brian Kawalya were awarded for their tremendous efforts towards the growth of the game.
The Club also unveiled new signings – Mike Makiadi, Landry Ndikumana, Dickson Asiku, and Geoffrey Soro.
The biggest percentage of the Nam Blazers squad hail from the Namuwongo Community.
On the beautiful night, Samanga Limited extend their support to the Club with Sh200m sponsorship package for this new season.