KAMPALA- The current National Basketball League season has not been as predictable for City Oilers as they could have wished.
The four-time defending champions have struggled for consistency having made a 5-3 starts as the season approaches the halfway point.
With three games to the end of the first round, the Oilers will be looking to build a consistent run starting with today’s game against JKL Dolphins at YMCA Court.
The defending champions come into the game on a high after what was an admittedly morale boosting 72-62 win over Pemba Warriors, one of the teams expected to challenge them for this season’s title.
“It’s a big morale booster one of those wins that really says that we are still the team to beat. Right now, we’re starting to click and are around 60 per cent and I believe we can still get better,” the star forward, Stephen Omony said after the Friday game.
JKL on the other hand come into the game with a 3-5 sequence after losing their previous game 77-67 to Power.
The other game includes Pemba Warriors who lost to City Oilers against an unpredictable Sharing Youth side but who are second from bottom on the 12-team log with a 2-6 record.
Warriors coach Brian Mutebi is expecting an improvement from Friday’s performance in which he was highly critical of his players following their first loss of the season.
“We got carried away people tried to do things that are not necessary and trying to be the saviours of the team. It’s a learning curve and it’s just the one game we know what to do going forward,” he said.
Pemba Warriors vs Sharing Youth 6.00PM
City Oilers vs JKL Dolphins 8.00PM