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Super League: Wounded Prisons, NIC faceoff in first round finale

by Nnalubaale Sports
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The first round of the 2022/23 Uganda Netball Super League season will be climaxing today at Kamwokya Community Sports Center.

A total of five fixtures will be on the card but, the one for 2017 champions, Prisons Netball Club and the defending champions, National Insurance Corporation Netball Club will be fireworks.

It is expected to be a tight contest for the Titans as both sides will be looking at closing the gap against the table leaders, KCCA.

For the past decade, the encounter between NIC and Prisons has been the biggest in the league.

However, reaching at this first round climaxing fixture, NIC has been found in the third position having lost two games so far, the worst place for them since four years back.

They lost against the table leaders, KCCA and their sisters, Weyonje Netball Club, and consequently they can’t afford another loss if they are to defend their title.

NIC needs players such as; Sera Zam the league’s current top scorer (355 goals), Margret Baagala in their centre, Privas Kayeny in defense to be on top of their game.

Prisons is also a wounded side, that needs to finish the first round on a high, they lost to KCCA over the weekend, the result that saw their unbeaten run of nine games put on a stop.

Veteran Lillian Ajio, Silvia Nanyonga, Joyce and Christine Namulumba must be on top of their game if Nyongesa Imelda’s charges are to come out victorious.

When the two sides met last season, NIC won both encounters with 47-40 and 49-45 respectively. Prisons sit second on the log with 18 points while NIC are third with 16.

In the other fixtures, KCCA will be hosting Police and a win for the Kasasiro girls, will confirm their stay on top without minding the results from Prisons-NIC fixture.

Africa Renewal University and Ugx Luweero will be facing off in the days opening fixture before Weyonje and Mutelx Life Sport battle in the afternoon encounter.

Luweero will return for their second fixture of the day as they will be playing against Posta Netball Club at 2PM.

Africa Renewal vs Ugx Luweero 10am
Makindye Weyonje vs Mutelx Life 12pm
Ugx Luweero vs Posta 2pm
KCCA vs Police 3:30pm
Prisons vs NIC 5pm

Photo credit: Jackson Kayira

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