NBL and Zone V defending champions City oilers
By: Nacho Black Armo
Having got a number of sponsors on board for the coming FIBA Africa Zone V club championships in Mandela Group, Stanbic Bank, Ling Long Tyres and Emirates National Oil Company, The defending champions and official hosts, City Oilers and another Ugandan giant Betway Power keep in high spirits.
Power will have new faces in their team at the tournament, Ivan Lumanyika who was released by KIU Titans at the end of first round ,has been training with Power for some time and he is expected to feature for Power along side Willy Nijimbere a Burundian born for this tournament.
On the other hand, Oilers will be looking at their domestic league game to night against Falcons as preparation for the Zone V while anumber of their players who had gone for National duties in Senegal and Tunisia will also be returning in action. However, Oilers will have to wait for Our Savior vs Sharing for an early kick off at YMCA before they settle scores against Falcons.
The following teams will be part of the Zone V championship:
Burundi : Dynamo BC, Friends.
Ethiopia: Hawasa City, Gonder City
Rwanda: Patriots, IPRC-South.
Tanzania : Don Bosco, ABC
Uganda : CITY OILERS, BETWAY POWER
Burundi: Young Sisters, Aigles Noires
Kenya: Equity, KPA
Uganda: KCCA, UCU.