JKL look to build on newfound confidence against Ndejje Univ.

Sunday July 28 2019

KL players listen to their coaches at halft

KL players listen to their coaches at halftime against Power midweek. PHOTO BY ISMAIL KEZAALA 

By ELVIS SENONO

KAMPALA- JKL Dolphins made it three in three in the National Basketball League after Wednesday’s 85-77 win over Betway Power.
The win against the team that eliminated them in their maiden playoff semifinal appearance last season appears to have given them plenty of confidence going into the final bend of the regular season.

“It definitely says that we are also a big team. We are no pushovers. It pushes us to go back and work harder because we still have bigger teams to play we still have City Oilers, KIU Warriors we need to stay composed stay humble,” JKL head coach Henry Malinga said after the win over Power.
That newfound confidence will be put to test against the unpredictable Ndejje University when the two teams meet in the final game today at the YMCA Court.
“I can’t really tell the point exactly where we can reach but we can go very far. We have a very good coaching squad that really studies the game and we try to improve every now and then and well see how it goes from there especially when we play the bigger the teams. We are very confident we can face any one right now. You come at us we come at you,” added guard Joseph Wacha.

They play a Ndejje side with an inferior 8-8 record to JKL’s 12-4 sequence but who are looking to cause another upset following last Sunday’s 69-63 win over KIU Titans with the star pair of Innocent Ochera and Gauthier Baderha scoring 21 and 17 points respectively.
TODAY’S NBL FIXTURES
W: UMU Ravens vs. Angels
M: Sharing Youth vs. UCU Canons
W: Nkumba Marines vs. KCCA Leopards
M: Ndejje University vs. JKL Dolphins

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