BAL Qualifiers: City Oilers Learn Group Opponents

Uganda’s City Oilers have learnt their fate at the forthcoming 2022 Basketball Africa League Qualifiers.

Per the draw, Oilers have been pitted in Group E alongside Bravehearts (Malawi), Kurusani Heats (Tanzania) and New Stars (Burundi).

The games will be played in Dar Es Salam Tanzania due October 26-31 this year.

“It is an interesting group,” said Oilers coach Mande Juruni while speaking to The-SportsNation.

“I am sure that the New Stars will bring all the top players in Burundi in one team, and that is the same as the Tanzanian side. We di not know much about Malawi basketball though.”

The Oilers missed out last time on a place in the final and will fancy their chances this time to make it to the second edition.

The inaugural edition was won by Egyptian giants Zamalek who edged US Monastir 76-63 in the final.

The champions of Angola, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia also qualified directly.

The 2022 BAL Qualification groups:

West Division:

*Group A (Host – Conakry, October 26-31)
Police (Mali)
Boufark (Algeria)
Predio (Cape Verde)
SLAC (Guinea)

*Group B (Conakry, October 26-31)
Academe D’or des archers (Burundi)
NIGELEC (Nigeria)
Societe Omnisport (Ivory Coast)

*Group C (Host – Yaounde, October 26-31)
Mazembe (DRC)
Police (Cameroon)
Tondema (Central Africa)
Gabon (TBC)

EAST Division

Group D (Host – Dar Es Salam, Oct 26-31)
ASCUT (Madagascar)
COBRA (South Sudan)
Hawassa (Ethiopia)
Ulinzi Warriors (Kenya)

Group E (Host – Dar Es Salam, Oct 26-31)
Bravehearts (Malawi)
City Oilers (Uganda)
Kurusani Heats (Tanzania)
New Stars (Burundi)

Group F (Host – Johannesburg, October 19-24)
Cape Town (South Africa)
Ferroviario Da Beira (Mozambique)
Matero Magic (Zimbabwe)
Roche Bois Warriors (Mauritania)



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