20 January 2016

UGANDA : Phenoms look to storm the NBL with a bang

Phenoms players line up before a game at UCU Phenoms players line up before a game at UCU Courtesy Photo
A year ago, Destiny Phenoms were involved in a must-win game with Uganda Martyrs’ University (UMU) Flames to fight for their place in the second division.
The Mukono outfit won the game to survive relegation and send UMU to the lowest division in Ugandan league basketball.
Fats foward, Phenoms may not have won the championship this year but they got what every team in Division I plays for - promotion to the top tier.
The real work starts now and head coach Samuel Lukaire is well aware of the task ahead of him and his charges when the 2016 season tips off.
“Like most of the promoted teams, our target will be to avoid relegation,” he revealed to Kawowo Sports.
“We can then look at building a team that can enable us compete. We shall see how to restructure the team for NBL, it is lots of work in a short time but we’ll see how it goes,” the former UCU Canons player noted.
Early preparations for the league will be paramount for the team and Lukaire with his troops are planning to start preps as early as possible.
“We are still on holiday now but we start plans early January,”
On top of trying to retain the core of the team that gained promotion, Phenoms will be tasked to bring in more experienced players to lend a hand to the likes of Peter Ssenfuka and Jonathan Obukunyango in the league endurance.
Battling with the top teams in the country won’t be Phenoms alone, their ladies’ side; Javon Ladies were also promoted to the top division and will also face the same task of fighting for their space up there

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