A1 CHALLENGE to put defending champions to test


By: Nacho Black Armo

A1 Challenge will start the season in desire to perform better than they did the previous season. They will open up against UCU Lady Canons who are the defending champions this Friday at Lugogo MTN Arena 6pm.

‘”We want to compete better than we did last season ” said Ntale Vicky who is A1’s team Captain.

A1′ is in a bit of crisis,they will have to settle scores with Natuhereza’s punk charges as well as planting new life after losing and recruiting new players,Dorothy Kyamazima a notable Guard crossed to Kcca Leopards, while, Nanyonga Rachel and Birungi Desire crossed to Magic Stormers where they earlier both played at,they will also have to wait for another key player, Meme Rukia who is on maternity leave and likely to miss out in action for some big time.

However, A1 have bosted their squad in signing, Nyapendi Maureen from St Mary’s Kitende, Akol Elizabeth from Lioness, Norah Namutosi, Ainematsiko Marco from Lioness, Kirungi Charlene from Gladiators as well as Kirungi Ruth.

UCU Lady Canons haven’t lost any key player, they will kick start the season with the same players that helped them win the league as they got the better spoils against A1 Challenge . Having won the league back to back Lady Canons will be looking for nothing less.

Past Winners of the Ladies’ National Basketball League Category:
2016 – UCU Lady Canons
2015- UCU Lady Canons
2014 – KCCA Leopards
2013 – UCU Lady Canons
2012 – KCCA Leopards
2011 – UCU Lady Canons
2010 – UCU Lady Canons
2009 – KCCA Leopards
2008 – UCU Lady Canons
2007 – KCCA Leopards
2006 – Lady Bucks
2005 – A1 Challenge
2004 – Lady Bucks
2003 – Makerere Sparks
2002 – Lady Bucks
2001 – Lady Bucks
2000 – Lady Bucks
1999 – Lady Bucks
1998 – Lady Bucks


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