13 December 2014

UGANDA : Jimmy wins Enabu family fifth straight basketball title


Tiger Head Power’s Norman Blick looks on as Jimmy Enabu goes for the basket during Game Four of the national basketball league finals at YMCA Wandegeya. PHOTO by ISMAIL KEZAALA 
By Elvis Senono


KAMPALA.
No family in the country is as synonymous with the game of basketball as that of the Enabu household.
Wednesday’s 4-0 series sweep by City Oilers over Tiger Head Power marked the fifth consecutive year that the Enabu household is celebrating a national basketball championship.
“Wow, I had no idea about that,” an excited Jimmy Enabu said after Wednesday’s game in which he and Kami Kabange scored a game high 24 points as City Oilers won game four 87-75.
“I think our mother Angela takes the credit for all our success because she has always been supportive,” he said.
This year’s triumph was the second in succession for Enabu and City Oilers but his third overall after winning his first title with Power back in 2011.
That final in 2011 featured three members of the Enabu family with Jimmy teaming up with Emmanuel to defeat Ivan on the opposing end with Warriors.
Ivan meanwhile claimed his only title in 2012 while Emmanuel started the sequence while at Power in 2010.
Mark Enabu and their sister Evelyn though are credited with the family’s first title having led Power and UCU Lady Canons to their respective titles in 2008 .
Years a member of the Enabu family has won title
2014 Jimmy - Oilers
2013 Jimmy - Oilers
2012 Ivan - Warriors
2011 Jimmy and Emmanuel - Power
2010 Emmanuel - Power
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