City Oilers are Zone Five Champions

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City Oilers guard Jimmy Enabu was awarded most Valuable playerMVP for his outstanding performance in the games.

City Oilers FIBA Africa zone five basketball champions Defending champions after edging Kenya's Ulinzi Warriors 72-49 in the hotly contested finals played at Dar es Salaam last evening.The Uganda National Basketball League champions went undefeated in all their games.

The Oilers won both the first and second half of the game in the first and second quarters. The game ended 22-09 and 33-21 in favour of the Oilers and 53-40 and 72-49 for the third and fourth quarter respectively.

The Oilers now represent Zone Five for the Federation of International Basketball Association African champions Cup 2016 to be played in December in Egypt.

City Oilers guard Jimmy Enabu was awarded most Valuable player(MVP) for his outstanding performance in the games.

Enabu and Kami Kabangu made 17 points and James Okello and Landry Ndikumana added 13 and 12 respectively. 

Rwanda's Patriots finished third after defeating Kenya's USIU Tigers 67-60.

UCU Canons meanwhile lost to Espoir, another Rwandan team 47-69. UCU Canons finished the tournament in sixth position.

Tanzania's ABC and Savio were seventh and eighth respectively while South Sudan's National Engineering and Citizen were ninth and 10th in that order to complete the regional rankings. 

Meanwhile Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) and USIU topped the ladies tables to qualify for the FIBA Africa Champions Cup for Women 2016 after beating KCCA and UCU Lady Canons 72-27 and 57-53 respectively on Friday.
1- City Oilers (UGA)
2- Ulinzi (KEN)
3- Patriots (RWA)
5- Espoir (RWA)
6- UCU Canons (UGA)
8- Savio (TAN)
9- National Engineering (SSD) 
10- Citizen (SSD)


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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.