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NBL: City Oilers Take on Falcons in a Cruel Showdown

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Sunday July 30

Men

Falcons Vs City Oilers

Nkumba Marines Vs Betway Power

UCU Canons Vs Our Saviour

Ladies

A1 Challenge Vs Magic Stormers

Gladiators Vs Lioness

JKL Lady Dolphins Vs UCU Lady Canons

It is a Super Sunday in the National Basketball league with interesting mouthwatering ties to be played at the MTN indoor Arena.

The lunch-time kick-off of the day will see old rivals StarTimes Falcons and City Oilers take center stage to face off.

The rivalry between Oilers and Falcons does not need any introduction; with 10 championships shared between the two giants, that itself should speak volumes.

City Oilers may have won the championship title for the past 4 years in a row but its Falcons who claim for the lions’ share with 6 titles altogether, a record any team is yet to match.

The 6 time champions have looked a shadow of themselves for the past years though, but this season alone, it might be their worst in the history as the now blunt side sit rock bottom of the 12 team log.

Falcons who have been involved in 8 league games this season have so far won 2 matches and lost the other 6 games, leaving the sleeping giants with only 10 points collected in total.

Their only positive this season has been Bernard Okumu who has scored 137 points this whole season putting him in 5th place on the list of top point-scorers; bettered by Michael Buzangu, Henry Okoth, Michael Makiadi and Steven Wundi in that order.

City Oilers on the other hand sit 5th on the table with 13 points collected from their 5 wins and 3 losses thus far.

Mandy Juruni’s side may not have reached on the level they want to be this season but the team has started to play like champions at least for their previous two encounters.

It was Stephen Omony and James Okello who had that X-factor since the season’s start, but Jimmy Enabu, Landry Ndikumana, Ben Komaketch and Jonah Otim have also joined the party and look to be in their form again.

The Oilers needed another day to officially confirm their 73-37 win against JKL Dolphins as the game was abandoned in the last quarter with a minute to be played, whether that may take its toll today remains a question yet to be answered.

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