By Ali Mutanje
National Basketball players, coaches, referees and designated officers got their first COVID-19 jabs in an effort that was conducted by FUBA and Kampala Hospital.
This is a timely intervention with the COVID cases that led to the postponement of the game between Power and Nam Blazers last weekend.
Earlier this week, Power players were the first to receive the jabs. It is still unknown when the second jab will be administered with some players not yet vaccinated. These players will have to show their covid-19 negative test certificates 48 hours before they play any game.
It is a move in the right direction for FUBA as they continue to adhere to the government set SOPs to ensure the league continues as planned.
Lower league players will take their jabs on Saturday 28/05/21 having cancelled all their games for the weekend due to financial challenges. Concerns have been raised about the side effects of the vaccine which may impact the performance of players during games.