Champions City Oilers will Friday evening start defense of their national Basketball League-NBL title as they play against their rivals BetWay Power basketball club at Lugogo arena.
The opening night, which is always one to look forward to by the lovers of the game, will bear an enticing clash between four time winners and defending champions City Oilers and five time winners Power.
City Oilers, who lost two-time MVP Kami Kabange to Rwandan side REG, have since signed national team captain Steven Omony and are looking to win their fifth successive league title since joining the league in 2013.
Oilers head Coach Nick Natuhereza’s charges have won the last two championships and are chasing a repeat this season.
Power side that will be sponsored by Sports betting company Betway also shopped for former Falcon’s star Sula Bbale as they prepared for the big start to the 2017 season.
The other game as the league starts will be a ladies’ category match where defending champions UCU Lady Canons will lock horns with A1 Challenge. This will be the first game on the evening at Lugogo.
Opening Night Fixtures at Lugogo
UCU Lady Canons vs. A1 Challenge
Power vs. City Oilers