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City Oilers: Daniel ‘Najja’ Juuko Hopes For More Playing Time

City Oilers point guard Daniel Juuko says that he expects to take a big leap forward this upcoming season.

The National Basketball League season is set to tip-off midway through next month – 12th April.

Defending six time champions City Oilers will tussle with Betway Power in the opener, a game that will follow the Women tie between KCCA Leopards and JKL Lady Dolphins.

Najja wants to be integral for Oilers this season. Courtesy photo

Najja as known by many in the Basketball circles, has seen his minutes reduce on court in the past season(s).

“I didn’t get enough playing time last season because of injuries,” Najja told SportsNation exclusively. “This season I want to get more playing time then the rest will come.”

Last season, Najja who joined City Oilers from Rez Life Saints in 2013, managed to start only two games for City Oilers – Only Ivan Kigozi started less on the team, 0.

He played 23 games and scored 89 points, averaging 3.8 points per game. He made 29 assists, 17 steals and 28 rebounds.

Najja during a team talk at Lugogo. FUBA photo

He explained: “I had a bad season, but I have decided to remain with Oilers so as I can prove a point that I can play better.”

Najja will have to struggle for playing time against other guards who are above him in the pecking order on merit including Captain Jimmy Enabu and Ben Komakech.

City Oilers will be seeking to win their record seventh league title and the side has already intensified their training at Silver Springs Hotel in Bugolobi. Oilers have been training since last week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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