UCU forward David ‘Dikong’ Deng Kongor has named City Oilers’ point guard Jimmy Enabu as his hardest opponent ever faced.
Dikong got a big taste of Enabu mainly in last season’s final playoffs which the Oilers won after game seven.
He has also faced the guard in regular season of the last two years.
“He is Jimmy Enabu without a doubt,” Dikong confessed to this website. “Because he is fast and he knows how to use it.”
Enabu is one of the best players to have graced Ugandan basketball – He has won eight league titles (one with Power) and two Zone V club championships among other accolades.
Dikong’s UCU pushed a limping Oilers to the ropes during last season’s finals before Oilers squeezed through by the skin of their teeth.
Dikong who averaged 14 points, recalls: “I think we did not manage some games we were supposed to win as players and we lost, I think that was the difference.”
“Losing that finals is my worst moment because I felt like we worked hard as a team to get it. But we had to accept knowing we will have a chance again to get better and come back to get another shot at it.
“And of course, my best moment was when we made it to the finals because it was a goal of mine during the start of the season and a feeling of having a chance of playing for something is always a joy for me.”
The Canons who topped the NBL log regular season, were credited for team chemistry throughout.
“Our chemistry starts with the way coach organises us and we do most of the things together as players – We work out together and we push ourselves to the limits as a unit. No excuses always,” he adds.
As the hopes of a 2020 NBL season continue to slim due to the ongoing lockdown, Dikong says that the period is really challenging.
On how he is keeping fit, he revealed: “I am not doing anything special really to keep fit but I am in good shape physically.”
He remains confident of another return to the finals: “Personally I like playing to compete at the highest level possible and I think we will make it back to the finals.”