By Kiyimba Bruno
Monday Juruni is the current head coach at the all times winning basketball club city oil as well as the National team basketball coach for Uganda
Did he really play basketball?
Yes. Coach Monday Juruni began his career at the age of 9 years where he played for Makerere college. From this college, Rhinos basketball club recruited him and made Monday join the junior group which was by that time called MICROSOFT.
At the age of 15 years, he was transferred to the senior team Rhinos which motivated him to play the game even at the university level. He has played basketball for the Makerere University where he played the all Africa games that Makerere hosted, as well as KIU TITANS 2 years as his club.
How does he begin his coaching career?
In 2003, coach Monday was given a task of coaching Amazon Rhinos in 2000 from where he joined the MUK sparks for two years. In his first year, COACH Jirumi won the national league championship as a coach from MUK sparks.
In 2006, Coach Monday joined KCC basketball club which he coached for four years and with in these four years, he managed to win the league once.
2010 is when he joined the UCU lady canons as a full coach where he was given a contract of 2 years. And still here, he managed to win the league title for the lady canons.
From 2011 to 2012, coach Monday was the head coach of the warriors basketball club from where he managed to keep his pace by winning the league championship.
That is where the mighty City Oilers snatched him from in 2013 up to date. What I surprising is that for the four years this coach has been at city oil, no one has managed to get the Ugandan basketball league title from him at any moment. He is indeed the all time winning coach
He says that all this is through hard work as well as attending coaching clinics that can improve him day by day.
Coach Monday I not happy at a moment that the federation has not done enough of the marketing. He says that basketball being a game for the youths, they need to market it to universities as well as secondary schools.