It’s almost certain that for a fifth year running, UCU Canons will face KCCA Leopards in the National Basketball League playoff finals come December.
But before then, the two giants who have shared the last eight championships will face off in the last regular season game on Wednesday at YMCA.
KCCA Leopards haven’t lost league game since last year’s finals Game 4 and have only lost once in all competitions this year – against Berco Stars in the Zone V.
The defending champions are in fine form and have seen off their real challengers to this year’s title twice and could achieve Lady Canons’ 2013 feat – going unbeaten through the regular season.KCCA come into the fixture buoyed up by the Zone V heroics that saw them qualify for the continental club showpiece after finishing second.
The Leopards will be looking to get Joy Chemtai easy baskets on fast breaks, Flavia Oketcho from distance and also have the option going down to Muhayi Namuwaya and Martha Soigi at the post never mind the effectiveness of the pair.
For the Lady Canons, Judith Nansobya as well as bigs Purity Odhiambo and Vilma Achieng will be key if they are to get a win off the Leopards.