15 January 2006

UGANDA: League to begin on April 1

THE Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) has scheduled April 1 as the date for the league tip off at Lugogo Indoor Stadium.

Federation technical man Mr Edmund Lumu told Daily Monitor yesterday that the executive meeting that sat last week decided the date.

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"We decided the first weekend of April for the league tip off. But we still have many issues to tackle of which the national schools' basketball program is a priority," Lumu said. He also said that the league fixtures will be made in the due course in order to alert the league season's opening teams.

The new season's commencement will be preceded by the usual curtain raiser. The Makerere Open basketball tournament that will be held on the last weekend of March (from Friday 24-Sunday 26) at Makerere Pool Courts.

League sponsors MTN (U) Ltd which sunk Shs60m into the league last season, will unveil this season's package before the league commences.

Nkumba University Marines, which beat Sadolin Power in straight sets in last season's final, will be defending the men's title while A-I Challenge will be defending the women's crown they won last year.


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