21 February 2009

UGANDA : All Eyes on Malinga

National men's basketball coach Timothy Odeke is confident the offensive play of Norman Blick and Henry Malinga will yield results in the Africa Cup Zone 5 Nations qualifiers in Rwanda that tips off February 23.

In an interview after the national team's trial matches on Wednesday night at Lugogo, Odeke said, "Our strength is in offence and I'm sure Blick and Malinga will give us results."
"Today they have scored below standard because we had to change them from time to time to test other players but in the tournament they will deliever," he added.

Blick and Malinga scored 13 points each while Ben Komakech scored 9 in a 77-63 victory against Team select.

He further defended Steven Omony who registered only four points, that he plays a big role in the team.
"Omony is an asset to the team; basketball is not only on scoring but also defence and others. He puts the game in order, he can scare the opponents and he switches so quickly to areas of concern but such game heroes are not seen by fans that focus on scorers alone," Odeke said.

Norman Blick, Isaac Lugudde, Moses Otem, Francis Tumusiime, Ben Komakech, Philip Wakimwero, Moses Olobo, David Kiberu, Steven Omony, Brian Sentongo, Joseph Ikong, Sam Gombia, Boniface Okello and Ronnie Kasewu formed the Uganda team.

FUFA has issued an International Transfer Certificate (ITC) for Simba striker Godfrey Wakaza to join Majees FC of Oman.
Wakaza, two weeks ago, passed professional trials at the club and was cleared by Simba. URA have also acquired an ITC for Rogers Wandwasi from Rwandan club Attraco. The club finally succeeded in getting the player after a failed attempt last year.
Wandwasi is already with URA.

from fiba.com

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