13 May 2012

TANZANIA : Scary Kyebambe fall defines Eagles’ spirit

Power’s Lugudde (right) makes a contested basket on Friday.
Power’s Lugudde (right) makes a contested basket on Friday. pHOTO by ISMAIL KEZAALA
By Ismail Dhakaba Kigongo (email the author)

Posted Sunday, May 13 2012 at 00:00
In Summary
Kyebambe’s fall inevitably brings to focus the question of how prepared Ugandan sports are in terms of fast aid and medics at venues

Friday Results
Eagles 88-98 Power
W. A1 72-35 Stormers
Today at ymca
Ndejje vs. Nkumba (7.30pm)
Vegeterians vs. KIU (3.30pm)
W. Nkumba vs. Mak Sparks (5.30pm)
Gladiators vs. KCC (11.30am)
Div 2. B. Court vs. MBS (1.30pm)
Div 3. Ssaku vs. Stone (1.30am)
At makerere
Div 2. K’la vs. Diamonds (4pm)
Div 3. UPDF vs. Planets (2pm)
LC Hovers vs. YMCA (12pm)Kampala.
A thrilling Friday night Fuba League game will be remembered for a frightening fall that left Chris Kyebambe static before he was rushed to Mulago Hospital.The Eagles forward went down after a failed hustle for a rebound with Power’s Jimmy Enabu. A loud sound was heard as he landed on the floor late in the fourth quarter.
Kyebambe lay there, static for several minutes with his face on the ground. Two medical personnel offered first aid.
He suffered a cut just above the left eye. A stretcher was required and thereafter a police patrol car, from the station next to YMCA court, acted as an ambulance. All this time, personnel called his name ‘Chris’; he only hummed in response.
Upon arrival at the hospital, it took about 15 minutes for a doctor at the casualty unit, found dealing with another patient, to attend to him. “I think it’s the shock, he is not concussed. We need to keep him here and see how he responds first,” an unnamed medical practitioner said.
More importantly, Kyebambe was breathing normally, eyes closed but lids moving. However, the humming had gone away when his teammates reached Mulago. He was discharged and could walk.
They had just lost 98-88 to DMark Power. A game that didn’t promise much in the buildup turned out to be a memory delivered by Mohammed Yusuf. The Tanzanian scored a game-high 38 points and five assists. He gave the fans, skewed for the underdog, lots to cheer by converting seven of 15 from downtown.
Eagles, rebuilding after the off-season mass exodus, played with lots of freedom and caged the champions 43-34 in the second period. Riding Isaac Luggudde’s 20 points and eight rebounds, Power cruised through the third 29-16 and that period gave the game.
Former league top scorer Joseph Ikong led Power with 23 points and seven rebounds and Jimmy finished with 17 and 12.

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