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Top of the table clash as BetWay Power takes on City Oilers in NBL

BetWay Power won the first meeting between the two sides on opening day (File Photo)

FUBA National Basketball League

MTN Arena, Lugogo

Friday, 20-07-2018

-Ladies: A1 Challenge Vs KIU Rangers @06:00pm
-Men: Betway Power Vs City Oilers @08:00pm

LUGOGO – Two heavyweights in BetWay Power and City Oliers will square off in one of the two games on Friday evening in the FUBA National Basketball League.

The two teams lead the standings in the men’s division having won 23 games between them already with just five losses in the entire season.

Leaders Power will be hoping to bounce back from a 57-54 humiliating loss to KCCA Men in their last game.

The BetWay funded side have lost only two games this season, the other coming against ‘giant slayers’ Ndejje University Angels last month.

For Oilers, they are in a rich vein of form going into Friday’s tie having won all of their last five fixture in the league since going down 58-59 to Ndejje University at the start of last month.

“A few things have changed since the opening day but I think one of the most significant things is playing better together, said Oilers Captain Jimmy Enabu ahead of the game.

“We’d have to take care of the ball, take good shots and play good team defense.

The Oilers who started the season slowly will be without Tony Drilleba who lost his mother earlier this week as well as Daniel Jjuuko (injured).

Power on the hand, are also expected to be without star player, Stephen Wundi who also lost his Mother. Phillip Ameny is also a major doubt due to injury.

It should be noted that ten league titles are equally shared between these sides, Oilers have won their five titles in the past five seasons.

BetWay Power won the opening fixture on the first day of the season between the two sides 56-64, and they will hoping they can do likewise on Friday.

Also read: Power come from behind to defeat Oilers in league opener

In the other game, fourth placed A1 Challenge will take on KIU Rangers who seat fifth on the Women’s Division log.

Both teams head into the fixtures on the back of wins in their last respective fixtures; Al defeated Nkumba Lady Marines 85-73 in their last game while KIU Rangers were 43-17 victors over JKU Lady Javons.

KIU will be looking for revenge after losing the first round game between the two sides 61- at the same Arena, a game that was also played on the opening weekend of the season.

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