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KCCA To Face Onyango's Sundowns


KCCA FC has qualified to face South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns in the first round of the 2017 Total CAF Champions League.

Coach Mike Mutebi's team lost 2-1 away to CD Premeiro de Agosto on Sunday in a match played at the Eastadio 11 Novembro, but tied 2-2 to qualify on an away goal rule

Striker Geoffrey Sserunkuma who also scored in the first leg 1-0 netted the opener midway the first half before the hosts leveled matters through Bua. CD Premeiro de Agosto netted the second goal through Geraldo after recess .

KCCA will have the chance to face African Champions Mamelodi Sundowns where Uganda Cranes first choice goalkeeper plies his trade. KCCA FC will will visit Sundowns on the weekend of March 10-12 at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria for the first leg.

Onayngo and his Sundowns team won the Africa CAF Super Cup last Saturday after a 1-0 win over DR Congo's TP Mazembe.

KCCA now join Vipers SC who also qualified in the Total CAF Confederations Cup on Saturday after settling for a 1-1 draw against Comoros Club Volcan De Moroni. They qualified on an away goal rule. Vipers SC will also face another South African side Platimum Stars will all first leg matches to be played next month.


City Oilers are FUBA National Basketball Champions



Defending champions City Oilers on Sunday night humbled Betway Power 78-46 in the game five finals of the National basketball league.

The Oilers who had already scored 3-1 in the best of seven finals series needed only a win to emerge champions of the finals.

Oilers largely dominated the games as they led the entire three quarters out-competing Power with a huge margin by the final whistle. A bad start for the Power side saw the first quarter end 24-10 while the second quarter ended 38-22.

In the third quarter, Oilers maintained the lead as they edged power 65-40. In the last quarter the Oilers took advantage of the exhausted Power defence to make over four pointers that sent City Oilers fans in jubilation.

Jimmy Enabu and Jonah Otim each made 15 points for the Oilers while Michael Kojo and Captain Joseph Ikong made 13 points each for the Power side.

Oilers Coach Monday Juruni said they deserved the win although power put up a good fight. He says as Oilers they look at each team as an opponent to reckon with, and the win is highly attributed to team work, motivation and discipline.

Powers Joseph Ikong described the game as the greatest loss they have registered. He said many of their turnovers cost them the poor game.

Oilers are now champions of the National Basketball League for the fourth time after wins in 2013, 2014 and 2015.



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