05 May 2012
UGANDA : Ndejje Angels seek redemption against KIU
by Charles Mutebi
Men's div 1: KIU v Ndejje
Vegetarian v Warriors
Men's div 2: Rhinos v K. University
Sharing v Diamonds
Gulu v City Oil
Men's div 3: Livingstone v Airforce
TLC v Jammers
Phenoms v UPDF
Women: Nkumba v Nabisunsa
Cubs v A1
The last time the Ndejje Angels stepped on court, they made a piece of club history they would rather forget.
Walker Obedi's team lost 115-50 to the Kyambogo Warriors, the biggest defeat in their three-year stay in the FUBA men's top division. Ndejje could argue the Warriors have reached triple-digits in all their games this season and there is a high chance they will make it four when they play newly-promoted Vegetarian tomorrow (Sunday) at YMCA.
Still, for a team with postseason ambitions, losing by 65 points, even to a club of Kyambogo's strength, is a potential eye-opener. Maybe Ndejje had an off-day. Maybe they are simply way behind the best in the league.
“I blame myself for that loss,” said Obedi ahead of his team's meeting with KIU. “I didn't do enough (pregame) scouting for that match.”
Whatever the case, today's encounter with KIU offers the Angels a chance to score some redemption. KIU remain one of the three unbeaten teams in the men's top division, alongside Kyambogo and defending champions Power and offer Ndejje a good gauge.
KIU defeated the Falcons 64-56 on Wednesday and are favourites to stretch their record to four wins with victory over the Angels.
“But you know university affairs,” interjected Walker.