City Oilers Suffer Third Loss in Tunisia

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In short
Stanley Ocitti led Oilers scoring with 13 points, six of which came from three-pointers and Jordin Mayes added 8 points. Although the Oilers put up an equal fight in the first half to ensure a lead of 20-16 in the first quarter, the InterClube side won the second quarter 16-13.

Uganda's City Oiler's losing start to the FIBA African Champions Cup stretched to three matches as they were beaten 67-49 by Angolan rising stars InterClube.

Stanley Ocitti led Oilers scoring with 13 points, six of which came from three-pointers, while Jordin Mayes added 8 points. Although the Oilers put up an equal fight in the first half to ensure a lead of 20-16 in the first quarter, the InterClube side won the second quarter 16-13.

A bad second half handed the Oilers the loss, as the ambitious Angolan side took a major 19-11 lead in the third quarter and 16-5 in the last quarter. Angola's Domingos Boniface scored a game-high 18 points, while Miguel Kiala added 14 more points.

City Oilers opened their campaign with a 102-64 loss to Tunisian side Rades on day one before falling 81-91 to Moroccan side AS Sale in a tight game played on Tuesday.

The Ugandan team, appearing for the second time in the FIBA event still has two more games to go against ASB New Generation of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday and Kano Pillars of Nigeria on Friday. Like City Oilers, both ASB New Generation and Kano Pillars are yet to register a win.

The first phase of the tournament will be played in a round robin format, with every team taking on its five opponents in its respective group. The top four teams from each group will qualify for the quarter finals.

The second phase of the tournament will be played on a knock-out format from the quarter-finals to the finals.

Defending champions Al Ahly of Egypt did not participate in the Zone 5's qualifier in Uganda, and as a result, will not defend their continental title.

The event which started on Monday will climax on December 20th with the winners representing Africa in the World event.

Uganda is Zone Five representative in the championship.

 

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Alex Otto
“Journalism that changes lives is my goal,” Alex Otto has said on more than one occasion. That is his career’s guiding principle. Has been since he was a radio journalist in the northern Ugandan town of Gulu in 2009.

Otto passionately believes his journalism should bring to the fore the voices of the voiceless like the shooting victims of Apaa. Otto tries in his journalism to ask tough questions to those in positions of authority.

Based in the Kampala bureau, Otto is especially interested in covering agriculture, politics, education, human rights, crime, environment and business. He has reported intensively on the post-conflict situation in northern Uganda.

A URN staff member since 2014, Otto previously worked with The Observer Newspaper from 2012 to 2013 and later the Institute for War and Peace Reporting IWPR based in Gulu.

He was the URN Gulu bureau chief 2014-2016.