The much-anticipated season opener of the Uganda National Basketball League has been postponed again to the 19th of March 2023. The Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) was previously poised to have the season tip-off on the 10th of March but because of the renovations that were taking place at the Lugogo Indoor arena, the season opener was postponed.
After the FUBA general assembly meeting on the 11th of March at Hotel Africana, President Haji Nasser Sserunjoji stated that they would communicate the fixtures on the 13th of March and which day the season would open. According to the fixture, City Oilers was meant to kick start their title defence against Kampala Rockets on the 17th of March at the Lugogo arena.
According to sources, the season opener was postponed to the 19th of March after the federation was informed that the Lugogo arena will be hosting a concert on the 17th of March.
What happens to other games of the National Basketball League?
According to a fixture that has been released by the NBL, all five of the games that had been slated for this weekend will be played on Sunday which means that games will start as early as 10:00 AM. All the games will be played at the Lugogo indoor arena with Magic Stormers taking on Miracle at 10:00 AM
- Dmark power vs Rezlife Saints 12:00 AM
- Ndejje Angels vs KCCA Panthers 2:00 PM
- UCU Lady Canons vs JKL Dolphins 4:00 PM
- KIU Titans vs City Oilers 6:00 PM
All game times are in East African time so, if you are to watch the games anywhere, you may need to adjust the clock to your local times so that you don’t miss any actions.
KIU Titans did some off-season after raiding last season’s finalists to get players like Saidi Amiisi Carmelo, Collins Kasujja, and Peter Obleng from the Namuwongo Blazers. The team are looking to challenge the 8-time champions for the title this season and the season opener will give them enough yardstick on their capacity to do so.
The next games will be played on the 22nd of March at the YMCA basketball arena at Wandegeya as the season starts to get rolling.
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