Wednesday, March 29
•Rezlife Saints Vs City Oilers, 6:30pm
•UPDF Vs KCCA Panthers, 8:30pm
City Oilers will be going all out for their fourth win when they take on newcomers Rezlife Saints in the National Basketball League at Lugogo.
The eight-time defending champions have won all their opening three games – Easing past KIU Titans, Power and KCCA Panthers.
And they are clear favorites not only to beat the Saints, but also to win this year’s league without breaking a sweat.
The story of the quality of their roster this season has been told a couple of times especially with the addition of Fayed Baale and Titus Lual, and this will prove handful for the newcomers.
At the other end, the storyline is about Daniel Najja Juuko who is the current coach of Rezlife Saints.
Najja will be pointing guns at his former bosses having played for City Oilers from 2013 to 2020, where he won seven league titles!
But a match-up with his former coach Mande Juruni looks way unbalanced.
Rezlife, runners-up of Division One last season, have had a rough start in top flight.
The Lubowa-based side lost to Power 81-83 in the opener before losing 54-74 to KIU Titans. And it just can’t get any worse than facing a star-studded City Oilers side.
They will bank on star-player Michael Otieno while Benjamin Kawumi and Timothy Thok will carry the scoring burden as they are averaging double-digits in scoring.
For Oilers, Tonny Drilleba may return on court for the first time having missed the opening games with an injury.