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NBL: City Oilers Target 15th Straight Win

Wednesday, August 28
*Ndejje University vs Falcons – 6:30PM
*JKL Dolphins Vs City Oilers – 8:30PM
(Indoor Arena, Lugogo)

City Oilers and JKL Dolphins will look to end their regular season campaigns on a high when the two giants meet in the National Basketball League.

Both teams, just like the first game between Ndejje and Falcons, will be the last match for each team in the regular season before the playoffs start next month.

The Oilers who are guaranteed of a second spot, have won 18 games and lost three in their 21 games so far.

Only three teams have beaten Oilers – UCU Canons, Warriors and JKL Dolphins – The Latter winning 67-66 on May 15 at YMCA.

Francis Chisioke Azolibe directs a pass to Oilers’ teammate Ivan Muhwezi in a game against Betway Power at Lugogo. FUBA

Since those three back to back defeats, Oilers have reorganised, and have gone on to win 14 games in a row.

They outclassed KCCA Men 81-63 in their last game where they played without centre James Okello who was with the Military team in the East Africa games.

JKL on the other hand, have are fifth on the log with 15 wins and six losses, they have lost two in a row – KIU Titans and Warriors.

The side will hope to have Daniel ‘Dudus’ Monoja back in the fold after the big man also participated in the Military games.

JKL are guaranteed of finishing fourth, above five time champions Betway Power whether they lose or beat Oilers in their last game.

Elsewhere, Falcons will need just a point for an appearance to beat the drop – They trail Kampala University by a point. Win or lose for Falcons will relegate Kampala University.

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