26 January 2011

UGANDA : Mubiru to shoulder burden in Rwanda

By Usher Komugisha

WELL known for his trademark celebration imitating Usain Bolt and Celtics’ Rasheed Wallace, Power’s Robert Mubiru has to transform flair into results at the Zone V All Africa Nations qualifiers in Rwanda, February 7-12.

It might not be of much significance, but the 6’5” tall centre was the first league player to dunk in the newly refurbished Lugogo Indoor stadium last year.
With all that on his profile, Mubiru will be in full pursuit to continue and seek more honours at international level as he makes his debut for team Uganda just two weeks from now. Who knows he could eventually lead Uganda to the London Olympics in 2012.
With a depleted bench in his position, Mubiru should sure use this opportunity to put his body size to maximum use and pick both offensive and defensive rebounds.

This will not be new to the former goal keeper who picked crucial rebounds over the 6”9 Senegalese centre Mamadou Ndiaye at the 2008 All Africa Inter-university Games in Kampala.
However, with Brian Ssentongo expected back into the camp after his apology to the team manager was accepted, coach Gad Eteu has to work with both centres to stay on track.

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