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The National Basketball League is back

By Agatha Mutebi

Added 19th May 2017 04:30 PM

City Oilers are the 2016 NBL champions

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Friday

Men: City Oilers v Power (6:00pm)

Women: UCU v A1 (8:00pm)

The 2017 FUBA calender started early this year with the FIBA Zone 5 championships in Cairo Egypt, the Friday Night Lights basketball that ended in March and the lower division games.

However, to many Basketball lovers, the games start tonight with a mouthwatering clash between Betway Power and City Oilers at MTN Lugogo.

City Oilers are the 2016 NBL champions while Betway Power are finished as runners up.

Over the past four years, the Oilers have dominated the league and this year may not be any different.

Mandy Juruni strengthened his team for the new season and it is for this reason that their Friday opponents may as well consider themselves underdogs.

Despite, losing Kami Kabange, the Oilers have recruited arguably Uganda’s best male basketball player Stephen Omony.

Given his experience, Omonyi was the perfect replacement for Kabange. The former Falcons player (Omonyi) will lead Juruni’s side this season.

“After we lost Kami, we thought it best to sign a good replacement to keep the team strong for another season,” said the City Oilers.

The league champions also added Joseph Chuma and James Deng who will be of help with the rebounds.

Meanwhile, Betway Power have signed former Falcons players, Sande Okot and Diego Angemi, Julius Wapera, Francis Kasinde, Martin Tyrone and Sulaiman Bbaale.

Their Arnold Lando said  the new recruits will help the team this season starting with the Oilers game tonight.

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