Uganda is set to be without a men’s team representative at this year’s FIBA Zone Five Africa Club Championship.
This comes about after both City Oilers and KIU who contested last year’s FUBA NBL final are planning to pull out.
It is believed that City Oilers who won the National League and are also the defending Zone Five champions (for the last two seasons), have not had enough preparations prior to the tourney.
For KIU Titans who had finished as runners-up in the 2017 National League, will not honour the Championship as they have not gathered enough funds to support the trip. It is also believed that the University side had a big puzzle to have local players (Ugandans) as the team has only one Ugandan, officially on their current roster.
The shock leaves Uganda with only Women team representatives – KCCA Leopards and UCU Lady Canons.
This year’s Zone 5 Club Championships will take place from September 30 to October 7 in Tanzania Dar es Salaam.