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24 May 2024 | Basketball

NBL Fixtures | Friday, May 24

  • JT Lady Jaguars vs KCCA Leopards - 7:00 pm
  • Nam Blazers vs UCU Canons - 9:00 pm

UCU Canons will lock horns with Namuwongo Blazers tonight in the National Basketball League at Lugogo Indoor Arena in Kampala.

Blazers will be seeking to avenge the Canons having lost the first-round encounter 65-53 in a thrilling but tight game.

Canons head coach Nicholas Natuhereza has rallied his troops to turn up with confidence and try and put up a good game.

"We have prepared well and I am confident we shall play a good game. Yes, the campaign has not been the best but we always look at improving," he said.

"We are going to play a good team and we respect that but we are ready for the challenge. The players are in a good mood and we have no injuries," he added.

Blazers come into this game with a hot form having won five games in a row since the loss against the Mukono-based side.

Out of the 16 games played thus far, the Blazers have secured 13 victories and have lost only thrice unlike the Canons who have six losses on their report card.

Blazers' camp will be excited about the return of Jimmy Williams. The American guard joins the Blazers having impressed in the second round of last season.

His arrival adds more quality to the Blazers' roaster but also ignites the confidence in the camp knowing they can challenge for the championship.

In the Women, JT laddy Jaguars will be daring KCCA Leopards in the first game of the Friday Hoops action.

Having won the first-round encounter 65-53, KCCA Leopards will seek to continue with their impressive campaign by picking a double against the Lady Jaguars.

KCCA Leopards have been boosted by the return of shooting guard Margaret Bagaala who has been away with NIC that lifted the East Africa Netball Championship title.

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