18 September 2013

UGANDA : Omony demands more, Falcons pursue Ndejje

M: Falcons vs. Ndejje (8.30pm)
W: Mak Sparks vs. UCU (6.30pm)
Two wins in two games and Falcons are now looking like a team that might just finish higher than the seventh place they have held for most of the season.
Victories over City Oilers and Charging Rhino, fourth and eighth respectively, have lifted some of the gloom on the record champions as they have now won nine of their 17 games. Today, they face Ndejje University, the only team in the top six of the Airtel National Basketball League Falcons managed to beat during a torrid first round. Ndejje currently lie fifth with an 11-5 win-loss record, sixth-placed KIU Titans are 10-6 and Falcons in seventh at 9-8 with the trio still to face one another.
One thing the six-time champions are guaranteed is a tough opponent in the playoff quarterfinals. They will face a side in the top four, especially teams that lie between second and fourth. UCU Canons, 15-2, champions Riham Warriors (13-5) and Oilers (12-5) are the current possibilities though there is still a lot to be decided over the next four weeks.  
“We need to get back to where we belong. We have played at that high level many times before,” Falcons’ Stephen Omony said. “This is the beginning so we shouldn’t be too excited.” Coach Walker Obedi’s Ndejje is as plucky a side as any Falcons will meet. Motivation cannot be in short supply for Ndejje. A win would lift them into the top four.

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