22 April 2012

UGANDA : Another ‘dawn’ for Falcons

Warriors forward Norman makes a lay up against Ndejje

Warriors forward Norman makes a lay up against Ndejje on Friday. PHOTO BY Ismail Kezaala.                
Eagles vs. Falcons (7.30pm)
Rez Life vs. Stormers (5.30pm)
Heaters vs. Vegeterians (3.30pm)
Div 2. Diamonds vs. Rhino (1.30pm)
Div 3. YMCA vs. Planet (11.30am)
Friday Results
Ndejje 50-115 Warriors
W. A1 66-52 KIU

Today feels like a new dawn for Falcons as they face Eagles in the MTN-Fuba League at YMCA court. Five days ago, Falcons went from near no-hopers to genuine title contenders by signing Stephen Omony, Francis Tumusiime and Geoff Omondi.
The latter came from UCU Canons while the others, both formerly with Falcons, crossed over from today’s opponents, who remain defiant. “Not yet,” Brian Minge, Eagles’ chief executive officer, said when asked whether the moves have been sanctioned. “Very sure I have not yet released them.” He is a quite brave man as Eagles, who made a maiden playoff appearance, have disintegrated in a flash leaving them thin to the bone.
A relegation fight is on the cards but Falcons look to heady heights.
“All of us here owe (club founder John) Ssimbwa (RIP) something and with this we can take the team back to where it belongs,” club chairman Denis Mbidde said.
Ssimbwa passed last season causing Falcons to plummet to an all-time low in missing the playoffs. On Friday, Warriors made it blowout wins in as many games, routing woeful Ndejje University Angels.
Ndejje had hinged their pre-game plan on stopping centre Sam Gombya. He still managed 21 points to take his season tally in three games to 72. They missed out analyzing the telepathy growing between Norman Blick and Ivan Enabu. Blick, signed from Eagles, looks like he has played with Enabu for ages.
Norman, whose brother Donald Blick made his Warriors bow, finished with 25 points, five more than Enabu. It’s the interplay between Norman and Enabu, playing for the first time at club level, which brought most of the thrills.
“I looked up to him a lot when he was with (Nkumba) Marines,” Enabu said of the team where Norman won two titles (2005 and 2006). “He was always a jammer,” Norman replied.
The No. 4 also played for Jinja-based SkyJammers winning the league in 2001.

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