National Basketball League
City Oil 54 Pemba Warriors 57
City Oil v JKL Dolphins
Defending champions City Oilers return to the court today for yet another back-to-back fixture in the NBL, against the JKL Dolphins where they are expected to once again dig deep for a descent result.
Mande Juruni’s side who is coming off a 57-54 defeat to the Pemba Warriors, Tuesday night will be hoping for better fortunes against a JKL side they humiliated 73-37 four month ago.
Juruni who is rotating his players by the minute because of the backlog of fixtures will be hoping to get the right combination against a side that has registered some improvement since they last met.
He will in particular pray that Stephen Omony, Landry Ndikumana and Tony Drireba who scored a combined 38 points against the Warriors replicate their performance, to return parity to a side whose mind is also on the African continent.
By press time yesterday they were scheduled to take on UPDF ahead of other games against Sharing Youth and UCU Canons on Saturday and Sunday.
On Tuesday the Warriors avenged their first round loss to the Oilers with a Michael Buzangu (16pts) masterminded performance.
Phillip Ameny and Cyrus Kiviri added 12 and 10 points respectively for the Warriors who returned to the top of the log following the victory.