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Ariel Okall: City Oilers-Bound Player Stuck In Algeria

Kenyan basketball star Ariel Okall Koranga is stuck in Algeria because of Coronavirus pandemic, BBC Africa has reported.

Okall signed a six-month contract with Algeria’s US Setif but the league was put on a standstill because of the widespread of COVID19.

Uganda’s City Oilers had initially agreed with Okall and he was to join the seven-time champions for the 2020 National Basketball League season.

He had only played four times when the Country went into a lockdown.

By this time, the Algerian league would have been in it’s closing stages, giving him time to play for Oilers.

A lonely Okall, as quoted by BBC, says that the internet is “my only companion and my everything”.

“I am stuck in the house 24/7 and that can be depressing. My club arranges for my supplies to be delivered but I really miss eating out.'”

58 people have died in Algeria, a Northern Africa nation that has registered 847 Covid19 cases.

Okall played for Falcons in 2015. He joined Setif from Kenya Ports Authority.

His Morans teammate Mike Makiadi already signed with Oilers and played for the club during the UCU Invitational Basketball tournament ealier this month.

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