Will Power bounce back from its first losses of the season?

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By Ali Mutanje

Power, like its name suggests used to be a powerhouse in the basketball league having won the league five times. However for a while now, they have been in decline in the form of competitiveness. Their first game was against KIU Titans, a game they lost 91-66 on Saturday. The team lost again to Ndejje Angels on Sunday, a team they were expected to beat comfortably especially after the reinforcements they made during the transfer market. Head coach Arnold Lando should be worried with the way the team has started this season with two losses on the bounce. The team lost Geoffrey Soro, Philip Ameny and Sulaiman Bbale in the rebuilding process. Lando expected the four to be ably replaced by Patrick Seduge, Kisulu and Adnan Kabuye in addition to Isaac Afidra and Brian Sivachi. Currently the problem lies with the inexperience of the new recruits. Power’s game play is based on quick transitions from defense to attack which means they heavily rely on rebounds and if the front three cannot put in those numbers, Power are most likely to lose most of the games as they have showed in the games against Titans and Ndejje. With a new group of players, it is expected the players will take some time to understand each other and with execution being poor against the two teams they have played, they are expected to do better in their next game against JKL Dolphins. Is it a crisis or not at Power? So far things have not happened as expected but Power will be judged with the reaction they show after the two losses.Ug Sports will keep you updated as the basketball season progresses.

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