By Isaac Akugizibwe
KIU, Main Campus - KIU’s national female basketball team, the KIU Rangers, will today start the new season against KCCA Leopards in the women’s opener while seven-time champions, City Oil, squares up with Namuwongo Blazers in the subsequent duel.
The FUBA National Basketball League (NBL), one of the biggest sporting events on Uganda’s sports' calendar, tips off on Friday, March 11, 2022 after a two-year hiatus that was caused by the unpopular COVID-19 pandemic.
The league’s anticipated first round will run for three months, from March 11 to May 15, 2022. KIU Rangers were clear favourites in last season's cancelled tournament but a change of venue from KIU court for most of their games this season could affect them, though they will look out to proving the doubters wrong.
Next Media Services will broadcast some of this season’s games live via their Sanyuka Television platform after agreeing to a 5-year partnership.
All games will be played at Lugogo and the YMCA throughout the season that will see three clubs relegated and two promoted.