Nile Knights will look to Raymond Otim and Davis Arinaitwe for success

Davis Arinaitwe said the Nile Knights side is aware of the challenge at hand in the East Africa Cricket Cup on Sunday.

The Ugandan outfit is up against Kenya’s Kongonis at the Gymkhana ground in Nairobi.

Arinaitwe, one of the top players in Nile Knights, said the team is ready to face an experienced opposition and a partisan home crowd.

The Ugandan side is out to win the regional crown for the first time.

It has been a long wait for Arinaitwe, whose team eliminated countrymen Rwenzori Warriors on the last day of the preliminaries in October to storm the final.

Kongonis qualified for the final before Nile Knights.

But today’s match was postponed twice after heavy rain made the surface unsuitable for action.

Nile Knights will miss all-rounder Frank Nsubuga, who has been invited to South Africa for a semi professional stint.

The Ugandans are handled by former Kenyan international Martin Suji who knows Kongonis too well.

Suji’s experience will therefore be crucial for Nile Knights.

The coach has to come up with a strategy to contain experienced players like Kennedy and Davis Obuya who will link up with Dominic Wesonga, Emmanuel Dundi and Harish Vekaria.

Suji’s side also has Deusdedit Muhumuza, Asadu Seyiga and John Tumusiime who have performed well previously.

They are expected to rise to the occasion once again.

By Norman Katende, The New Vision

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