06 July 2012
UGANDA : A roster is not a championship – Nimrod Kaboha
After missing out on the post season appearance last year to UCU Canons by a whisker (head-to-head to be exact), KIU Titans have done more and gone past their pride – defense in the first half of the season.
The university side has only lost to the former champions, Warriors and another unlikely one to Ndejje Angels in the first round of the season.
KIU scored below their season average in both losses.
However the Titans have beaten the other two out-right title contenders – Falcons and Dmark Power.
The two wins earned KIU the “title hopefuls” tag from several game pundits and journalists.
This does not go down well with the Titans’ coach, Nimrod Kaboha who refuses to bow down to the pressure that comes along with the tag and insists “a roster is not a championship.”
Nimrod has assembled a good unit of players in Salim Ali, Francis Kasekende, Micheal Makiadi, Moses Olobo, Brian Wati, and Joshua Etalu among others.
“We have got good players on our team, but a roster and a championship are two different things” Nimrod said eschewing the possibility of KIU winning the title.
KIU have averaged 58.9 points this season but this is way below leaders, Warriors (84.4), Power (75.3) and Falcons (71. as well as fifth placed UCU at 70.5 PPG.
Much as KIU are just a point behind the premier division leaders and tied at 20 points with Falcons and Power, Nimrod is well aware there is a problem. “We have made a lot of mistakes in the first round and we are going to clean up everything” he told Kawowo Sports. What next after the clean up?