In the wake of their announcement that veterans Angela Namirimu and Peace Nakirijja have left the club, 2019 National Basketball League champions JKL Lady Dolphins have reinforced with former Nkumba Lady Marines guard, Brenda Ekone, and former UCU Lady Canons guard, Zainah Lokwameri, we are reliably informed.
Lokwameri contributed 108 AST, averaging 4.3 per game, the 4th-highest in the women’s league, while the league’s fan-favorite, Brenda Ekone, averaged 23.3 points per game, the highest in the women’s league.
As we broke the story on our sister-platform, Nile Post, the two players, who were part of the Namboole-based side’s roster when they won the 2019 Women’s Zone V Championship in Dar-es-Salam, Tanzania, will now be part of a roster that yet again promises to be the strongest next season.
Having lost key players such as Jane Asinde, Jamilah Nansikombi, and Feza Ebengo during the 2019 season, the Lady Dolphins are also looking to add up to four youngsters from high school to beef up their squad in a bid to win yet another title.
The JKL Lady Dolphins have won the last two league titles, having broken an 8-year UCU Lady Canons/ KCCA Leopards dominance of the league.
Meanwhile, their male counterparts, the JKL Dolphins, also released 7 of their players, including key-man Ivan Lumanyika and a host of other first-team players.
We are reliably informed that they will be replacing these with at least 5 seasoned National Basketball League players, with the other lot expected to be academy graduates. Three of the new signings are expected to be recently-released KIU Titans players Sudi Ulanga, Balungu and Brian Ssentongo.
The JKL Dolphins reached the semi-finals of the National Basketball League, where they fell to Power BC.