KAMPALA- Big guns NIC and Prisons on Saturday won their national netball league opening fixtures against UCU and Makindye 59-39 and 44-27 respectively at Police Children Playground in Kibuli to level on two points each.
Only two fixtures were played on the day as Police vs UPDF and KCCA vs Posta games were postponed to a yet to be communicated date because UPDF and Posta did notshow up.
Posta requested that their fixture to be postponed citing involvement in Hospital games, however none could tell why UPDF did not turn-up to face Police.
Meanwhile, coaches have cautioned the organisation committee for failure to communicate to teams adjustments as well as failing to license players on time.
“We only received the letters showing the amount of money we should pay for licensing our players on the opening day, we have tried to visit the federation offices for information regarding the league but no one has been in position to help,” said Ronald Nakabaale of the newly promoted Makindye Netball Club.
“The organisers had earlier informed us that Kibuli is inappropriate so it would not be used for the league but later decided to schedule the game in the same venue,” he added.
KCCA netball club coach Fred Mugerwa complained about being informed that their fixture against Posta would not take place on the match day. Mugerwa is also opposed to the idea of teams playing two fixtures on the same day.
The league organising committe secretary Haruna Sempogo, was not available to respond to these allegations.
Opening day fixtures
NIC 59 - 39 UCU
Prisons 44 - 27 Makindye