Nam Blazers were every neutral fan’s favorite in Game 7 of the men’s division of the Tusker Lite National Basketball League (NBL) playoffs as they were tipped to end the City Oilers’ dominance that started way back in 2013.
However, it didn’t go their way as City Oilers managed to win their eighth straight NBL title after beating Nam Blazers 64-66 in Game 7 of the finals played on Friday at the MTN Arena, Lugogo in Kampala to win the series 4-3.
An experienced City Oilers side once again condemned another highly rated side to a best man’s role, having beaten Falcons, Power (3), KIU Titans, and UCU Canons (2) in the past finals. This means the Oilers have won eight titles in a row.
City Oilers got a cash prize of Shs5M from league sponsors Tusker Lite whilst Nam Blazers returned home with Shs2.5M.
Meanwhile, in the women’s division, the UCU Lady Canons overpowered JKL Lady Dolphins to win their eighth title after winning Game 7 67-75 to win the series 4-3.
The UCU Lady Canons now have eight women’s top-tier division titles at their grasp, having also won the championship in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, and now in 2022.
The UCU Lady Canons, who came from 3-1 down in the series, got a cash prize of Shs5M from league sponsors Tusker Lite. The JKL Lady Dolphins were consoled with Shs2.5M.