Oilers take on Power as basketball league tips off

The 2018 National Basketball League tips-off this weekend on Saturday, May 12 at Lugogo Indoor MTN Arena. Unlike the previous seasons where games have been played on Friday and Sunday, this season it has changed to Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Just like last season, five time back to back champions City Oilers and Power face off in the headline game of the opening day. Power will fancy their chances as they have always come top of Oilers in the regular season and it will be no surprise if they repeat the feat. With a mission to dethrone Oilers, Power has added Stephen Wundi, Geoffrey Soro and Philip Ameny on their roster.

Meanwhile, last season’s losing finalists KIU Titans are also ready to build from their impressive performances last season and they will start their campaign against newcomers KCCA.

Opening Weekend Fixtures (All games to be played at the MTN Arena)

Saturday, May 12

Javon vs Nkumba, women 9:30am

Rhinos vs Dolphins, men 11:30am

KCCA vs KIU, men 1:30pm

Ravens vs Lady Dolphins, women 3:30pm

Our Savior vs Sharing, men 5:30pm

Oilers vs Power, men 7:30pm

Sunday, May 13

Angels vs Stormers, women 9:30am

Ndejje Angels vs KCCA, men 11:30am

Rangers vs A1 Challenger, women 1:30pm

Power vs Rhinos, men 3:30pm

Tomahawks vs Our Savior, men 5:30pm

Warriors vs Canons, men 7:30