City Oilers Face Algeria's GSP In Africa Champions Cup

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In short
The Oilers who are the defending champions of the national basketball league was drawn in a tight group B Tuesday night with Angolas Libolo who were 2014 Champions and 2015 runners up,Nigerias Customs,Morroccos AS Sale, and Cameroons B.E.A.C.

Uganda's City Oilers will today face Algerias GSP in the opening match of the FIBA Africa Champions Cup in Cairo, Egypt.
 
The debutant Oilers who emerged unbeaten in the Zone five championships are hopeful to make an impact in the continental contest to be played at Cairo.The games will be played at 2;15 Ugandan time at Al Ahly stadium.
 
 
The Oilers who are the defending champions of the national basketball league were drawn in a tight group B Tuesday night with Angola's Libolo who were 2014 Champions and 2015 runners up,Nigeria's Customs,Morroccos AS Sale, and Cameroons B.E.A.C.
 
The Oilers will heavily rely on centre Stanley Ocitti, Kami Kabangu and Jimmy Enabu and Ben Komakech  as they were crucial during the FIBA Zone five. In other games of the day Libolo of Angola play As Sale of Morocco,  Al Ahly of Egypt will verse Mzui Manto of Cameroon, while Kano Pillars of Nigeria will verse Club Africain of Tunisia.
 
 
In Group A 2013 Champions Agosto of Angola, Club Africain of Tunisia,Nzui Manto of Cameroon,Kano Pillars of Nigeria, hosts AL Agly of Egypt and AS Bairro of Ivory Coast face off in the games which kick off today. The tournament will run from 7th to 16th in a bid to find the new continent champion after 2015 winners, Angola's Petro Atletico failed to qualify.
 
The first round of the tournament will be played in a round robin format with each team playing all the teams in the group before the knockout phase.

The top four teams from each group will advance to the quarter finals while the last two will play classification games to determine the rankings at the end of the event.


 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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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.

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He was the URN Gulu bureau chief 2014-2016.