29 May 2015
UGANDA : Worrying Times for Warriors and Power
analysisBy John Vianney NsimbeThe national basketball league is still in its early days but perennial contenders Tiger Head Power and Stanbic Warriors are already showing struggles, writes JOHN VIANNEY NSIMBE.
When Ivan Enabu and Ronnie Kasewu, two of Warriors' best players, score four and zero points respectively in a game, then it is clear catastrophe has befallen basketball. It happened in their team's fifth league fixture, a 64-79 loss to Tiger Head Power.
Even then, Power aren't faring any better and some observers are discounting the two giants' possibilities of putting up a real title challenge to match the likes of City Oilers, KIU Titans and Falcons. But how plausible that argument is will be put to the test when Power face KIU this Friday in the League.
Warriors have already lost to City Oilers and Falcons. Meanwhile, Power are yet to play Falcons and City Oilers, as most of their wins have come against the minnows to be regarded highly thus far.
Yet to Power forward, Paul Mwaka, doubters will eat their words. "If it wasn't for the black-out on the opening day of the league, we would have defeated City Oilers, the defending champions." Well, Power have to contend with a replay against City Oilers to prove their point.