09 May 2012
UGANDA : Afidra returns as Power land financial boost
DMark Power captain Isaac Afidra joined the national basketball champions last evening in practice just hours after the team received new financial backing.
Yesterday, Power’s quest for a record equaling sixth title got a Sh30m boost from Crown Beverages, under their 7UP brand.
The purse was enticing enough to get Afidra, currently inactive with a back problem, join his teammates. “I am only here to shoot and gain rhythm,” Afidra said at the unveiling of the one-year deal at YMCA court. He hasn’t played since sinking the game-changing three-pointer in the decider as Power edged Warriors 4-3 in the finals last December. “He will play in three months,” Power coach Bernice Ankunda said. “No, it will take a shorter time than that, maybe the second round.” Bernadette Kizza, the 7UP brand manager, unveiled the deal. Power have another sponsorship deal will DMark Mobile.