By Isaac Akugizibwe
KIU, Main Campus- KIU Titans have signed five players in a bid to strengthen the team ahead of the 2023 NBL season expected to start in February. These signings include among others, two former Titans, Collins Kasujja and Peter Obleng, and arguably last season's best player Amisi Saidi, all from Namuwongo blazers.
The news of the signings has since sent shock waves across the Ugandan Basketball Community with the majority already beginning to see KIU Titans as a potential threat to the throne that City Oilers has managed unshaken for the last nine seasons.
Collins Kasujja who is returning to a team that introduced him to professional basketball has assured the KIU basketball Community that next season is the year to end the long wait.
"KIU Titans fans should expect great Team basketball and a championship this season," Kasujja told the KIU Basketball website on Friday.
"This is the time to end the long wait," he added.
Kasujja who spent last season with the incredible Namuwongo blazers had left KIU Titans for the Namuwongo slum-based side at the beginning of the season, a move that ended his long stay with KIU Titans. He admitted that he is very happy to be back home.
"It feels good to be back home and I am very happy that am here again," he said.
However, it is the signing of Amisi Saidi commonly known as Carmelo that has seen several basketball lovers take to social media as they seek to make sense of what next season is likely to be.
This has also awoken the rivalry between Namuwongo blazers and KIU basketball fans.
The Titans have also signed Innocent Ochera from Power basketball club and Brian Opio from UPDF basketball club.
Meanwhile, former captain Dramaza Joseph, Mike Gatete Othieno, Elvis Mutebi, Gaius Mahamba, and Abdi Abdikani have been released on mutual consent.
Two other players have been released for season-long loans. They include; Arnold Kisekka who has joined Rezlife basketball club and Rajab Mpiima who will play for SOMMET Basketball club next season.