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City Oilers Risk Expulsion From League

Action between City Oilers (white) and Betway Power FUBA.

City Oilers are risking suspension from the National Basketball League over breach of competition rules and regulations.

The seven-time league champions fielded five foreign players in their 68-51 win over Betway Power on Saturday, May 1 2021 at UCU Court in Mukono.

Per FUBA rules of the ongoing season article 2.01 (l), a team “shall/can register a maximum of only 4 foreign players.”

The penalty reads: “Any club that contravenes (k) & (l) above will be fined up to maximum of $500 or its equivalent in Uganda shilling or be suspended from FUBA organized leagues.”

City Oilers quintet of foreign players are South Sudanese duo Ruai Luak and Emmanuel Makuei, Kenyan duo of Fidel Odur Okoth and Michael Makiadi, and Burundian big man Landry Ndikumana.

All the five played on Saturday, with Landry in the starting team.

A source close to the Federation has confirmed to The-SportsNation that Power Basketball Club filed their case already.

City Oilers official Grace Kwizera, when contacted, was inconclusive but said that the two South Sudanese duo were born in Uganda.

At the start of this season, City Oilers were at the good end of a FUBA decision after their loss to Nam Blazers was rescinded after the new comers fielded an ineligible player – Geoffrey Soro – who had not acquired a Letter of Clearance.

Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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