29 September 2007
UGANDA : Marines face Charging Rhino
Rhino v Marines
Sharing v St Michael
Bushcourt v Najja High
Jammers v Liv’stone
Gulu Hawks v Vegetarian
KIU Rangers v Nabisunsa
KCC Lions v MBC Rocks
NATIONAL Basketball League two-time defending champions Nkumba University Marines have no one else but themselves to blame for their pathetic season, team skipper Boniface Okello reckons.
“Had we not forfeited points to Youth Heaters, we would be comfortably warming up for play-offs. But many administrative decisions also didn't go our way and that's how we ended up in this situation,” Okello told Daily Monitor.
Marines didn't honour their season opening game against Heaters and were barred from playing the corresponding second round fixture. The Entebbe side is lying 6th on the 10-team table with 25 points and need more than victory to make the play-offs with two other teams Kampala International University (KIU) and Sadolin Power all eyeing the last play-offs berth.
Marines face relegation threatened Charging Rhino today at YMCA Wandegeya in a game both teams need to win. Rhino can survive the drop with victory today.
Vegetarian travelled to Gulu yesterday seeking victory against the northern giants.
If Vegetarian win the clash, they will finish the regular season second and avoid meeting the Gulu Hawks in play-offs. Relegated Sky Jammers are unlikely to honour their fixture against Livingstone.