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"We Shall Deliver a Beautiful Game," - KIU Titans Captain Henry Okoth


By Isaac Akugizibwe

KIU, Main Campus - It will be the first time basketball is returning to KIU and Kansanga in 13 months when KIU Titans host UPDF Tomahawks in the National Basketball League (NBL) tomorrow.

Titans Captain Henry Okoth alias Afande has assured the green fans that his team is ready to display a ‘beautiful game.’

In a pre-match interview on Thursday, Okoth said that he is well aware of what his former team (UPDF Tomahawks) can do and that they are equally ready for the challenge. 

This will be the Titans sixth game of the season where they have won the last three consecutive games despite losing their opening fixtures to UCU Canons and Power.

‘’I know UPDF, I know what they are capable of but we are ready for them. The boys have been working hard and I want to assure you that we are in a good mood to beat every one that comes our way. Now that we are home, we cannot afford to disappoint our fans. Let them come assured of watching us play the beautiful game,’’ Okoth said.

‘’We have been training hard especially during the Easter break and we are now ready to register another victory and once again make our fans proud,’’ he added.

The Titans will again need the best of inform star Edgar Munaba as they look to cement their place among the title contenders as well as enthuse their fans pride at home court.

When asked about the performance of the three time man of the game winner, Skipper Okoth said that Edgar’s performance reflects the winning spirit of the whole team and the ability of individuals to give their best of abilities.

‘’Edgar has been on top of his game and we are happy for him and we all appreciate his contribution. At KIU Titans, team work is our priority and you have at least tasted what am telling you in recent matches. While we play as a team and aim for the very best, some members in the team have been able to stand out and do great things. That’s why we all give it our best every time we play,’’ he said.

Okoth has also been instrumental for the Titans and he is arguably the team's king pin so far. True to this, he admitted that he is feeling better than ever.

"I am having fun. This season is good for me, I am having the best time at the Titans, I am enjoying the company of every one and the love from the fans,'' he said.

The Army side travel to Kansanga with a boost of their convincing 70-50 victory against Falcons on Wednesday.

They have won four out of seven and will seek to avoid a fourth defeat when they clash with the rejuvenated KIU Titans  on Saturday. The Titans have played only five games ,two less than the Tomahawks.