In Summary
  • Basketball. With the playoff format ensuring the top two teams avoid each other until the finals, securing those positions could prove key particularly for Power.
  • They have never beaten the Oilers in a playoff game.

KAMPALA.

The Tusker Lite-sponsored National Basketball League (NBL) is midway through the second of the regular season with focus on making the playoffs and avoiding relegation.
There are no such worries for Betway Power and City Oilers at the top with focus now turning to the small matter of who finishes as top seeds, going into the playoffs.
With the playoff format ensuring the top two teams avoid each other until the finals, securing those positions could prove key, particularly for Betway Power.
They have never beaten the Oilers in a playoff game since the latter were promoted six years ago, with both teams now pushing for a six title.

Number of absentees
While both teams are favourites to win their respective games against Charging Rhino and Sharing Youth, they go into the weekend without a number of absentees.
The Oilers pair of Jonathan Egau and Tony Drileba flew out with the national basketball 3x3 team that is taking part in continental qualifiers in Madagascar this weekend.
Veteran forward Stephen Omony has meanwhile played the disappearing act over the past week.
Betway Power shooting guard Stephen Wundi has meanwhile been away in South Sudan since the death of his mother a fortnight ago.
His side goes into their game today against Charging Rhino with a league best 13-3 record and itching to end a two game winless streak having lost to KCCA and the Oilers.
Charging Rhino on the other hand have the worst record thus far in the division and stand at 4-12.
Sharing Youth on a 1-5 run at the moment, encounter an in form City Oilers team that has won seven on the bounce including a 68-63 first round win over today’s opponents.