Pemba Warriors Overcome City Oilers

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Syrus Kiviri and Philip Ameny scored 20 and 19 points respectively for Warriors while Oilers center Kami Kabangu and Landry Ndikumana made 19 and 10 points accordingly.

City Oilers, the defending Champions of the National Basketball League lost to Pemba Warriors on Friday evening in a competitive game played at YMCA grounds in Wandegeya. Although both teams put up a good fight to ensure most of the points count, Warriors won the game by 72-68.


 
In the first quarter, the Oilers led 13-7 before Warriors made a comeback to close the gap and ensure a tie of 25-25 by the end of the second quarter. The third quarter saw the Warriors with a slim lead of 47-43 following a good start of the game. Two three pointer shorts from Guard Syrus Kiviri and center Philip Ameny saw the Warriors take a comfortable lead.
 
 
Syrus Kiviri and Philip Ameny scored 20 and 19 points respectively for Warriors while Oilers center Kami Kabangu and Landry Ndikumana made 19 and 10 points accordingly. City Oil has only three loses in the tournament after it had an unbeaten run in the first round. City Oiler's Captain Jimmy Enabu says that although they came prepared for the game, they faced a tough team in Warriors.
 
 
He says that although they lost the game, they played the game well and are still hoping to take the championship this year. City Oil is a three time champion of the national basketball league. Meanwhile, Martha Soigi went a game high 29 points to give Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) Leopards a comfortable lead against Nkumba Lady Marines.
 
 
Nkumba's star, Brenda Ekone made 21 points in a game that ended 73-45 in favor of KCCA.
 

 

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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.