City Oilers Lose to Ndejje Angels in NBL

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In short
Angels Deng Maker made 18 points while Michael Otieno scored 17 points. Oilers Stephen Omony scored 18 points.

     
Defending national basketball league champions, City Oilers, on Sunday night lost to Ndejje University Angels 77-74.

In a hotly contested game played at the Lugogo MTN Arena, Ndejje University led the first five minutes of the game 11-2 before the Oilers improved to 11-13. The second quarter ended 29-28 in favour of Ndejje before the Oilers took charge of the third quarter 59-49.

In the last quarter, however, two technical fouls to Oilers coach Monday Juruni and forward Jonah Otim gave the Angels advantage to win with four free throws, but also gaining possession of the ball in the last seconds of the game.

Angels' Deng Maker made 18 points while Michael Otieno scored 17 points. Oilers' Stephen Omony scored 18 points.

The loss was the third for Oilers this season. 

Meanwhile Betway Power struggled to stop Our Saviour 79-73 in a hotly contested game. Power had a slim lead of 22-19 and 44-36  in the first and second quarter, before Our Saviour leading third quarter 63-60. The fourth quarter ended 77-74 in favour of Power.

Powers Paul Odong made a game high 21 points while Isaac Afidra and Michael Makiada each made 17 points. For Our Saviour, Joseph Wacha and Nkumbi Mulumba made 12 points each.

Pemba Warriors meanwhile stopped Star Times Falcons 81-52 with Mark Opio Okidi scoring a game high 15 points for the Warriors and Vinnie Jurua scoring 15 for Falcons.

In the ladies' games played earlier, A1 Challenge stopped Javon Ladies 72-53. Kampala Capital City Leopards meanwhile humbled Lioness 79-28.

 

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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.