Kampala, Uganda – City Oilers became the first team to win the national basketball league in their debut season after they convincingly beat Falcons in game seven last Friday in a game played at Lugogo Arena.
Oilers who have had a miraculous season took charge of the final best of seven finals series game winning the first thee quarters 16 – 14, 15-10 and 27-13 to put them in a driving seat despite a fight back by Falcons who won the final quarter 25-16.
The game ended 74-62. Kami Kabange who together with Jimmy Enabu have been the star of the Oilers side the entire season posted a game high 27 points on which Enabu added 20 to steer the team to wrap up the hard earned title. Ramadhan Arou added another 10 points.
Falcons looked blunt on a night they needed their best performance. Philip Ameny and Steven Omony each scored 15 points while Ramadhan Abdulahi added 14 points. Their effort was not enough. Falcons also were losing finalist last year when they lost to Kyambogo Warriors in the last game of the best of seven finals.
Earlier on last week on Wednesday UCU Lady Canons clinched the women’s title after defeating KCCA Leopards 84-61 in game six to win the seven-game Castle Lite playoff series 4-2 and reclaim the championship.