After being unveiled as one of the new Power signings on Thursday, power forward Sulaimani Bbale is ready to perform and repay Power’s faith in him.
“It is a chance for me to try and grow my career as a player and I will work hard for that,” Bbale said Thursday morning.
With the season officially tipping off Friday night at Lugogo Indoor stadium, Bbale, alongside the five other new signings have a long season ahead and will do all it takes in their quest for a sixth championship.
“The competition will be great and as a team we have to fight hard for the title,” the forward revealed.
Sunday Okot, Francis Kasinde, Diego Angemi, Tyrone Martin and Julius Wapera are the other new signings for the club.
Power head coach Arnold Lando revealed to Kawowo Sports that the main reason the team went for Bbale is because of his ability to defend inside the paint, something they didn’t do particularly well last season.
“He is a good rebounder and will give us the size needed inside,” Lando said.
In the last three seasons, Power have made two finals but remain winless having lost 4-0 and 4-1 to City Oilers in 2014 and 2016.
Power last won the championship in 2011 and will be looking to roll back the years and celebrate silverware.
Bbale and the rest of the new players join an experienced lot players led by team captain Joseph Ikong, Isaac Afidra, Michael Makiadi and Paul Odong.
Lando and his charges start the season as top challengers for this year’s championship and will also have a shot at the Zone V clubs championship to be held in Kampala later in the year.
Bbale also has his eyes on the regional stage in a bid to expose himself to more competitive basketball.
“We have the chance of playing at Zone V and that is a big opportunity for the team and myself as a player,” Bbale, who was one of the main players for six time champions Falcons last season, revealed.