City oilers Coach Mande Juruni wants his Side to go deep in the 2023 Basketball Africa League tournament after learning the group opponents.
The Ugandan side Basket ball club Oilers are set to make their debut at the Basketball Africa League and were Pitted in the Nile Conference that will take place in Cairo due April 26- May 27.
The 2023 Basketball Africa League Groups;
•Nile Conference -Al Ahly(Egypt), City Oilers (Uganda), Cape Town Tigers (South Africa), Petro De Luanda(Angola), CFV Beira(Mozambique), SLAC(Guinea)
•Sahara Conference -As Dounes(Senegal), REG(Rwanda), ABC Fighters (Ivory coast), US Monastir(Tunisia), Stade Malien(Mali), and Kwara Falcons(Nigeria).
The Ugandan Champions City Oilers will face off with SLAC, Beira, Petro, Cape town and Al Ahly.
City Oilers fixtures
•April 27: Petro De Luanda
•April 28: Al Ahly
•May 2: SLAC
•May 5: CFV Beira
•May 6: Cape town
“We are Very Excited and looking forward to Compete and have fun while doing it,” Juruni Said.
“It doesn’t matter which group or Which team, for as long as your in BAL, all that level earn it to get there.
“But as always, we will go to Compete because we want to go deep into the tournament.
“I like our Chances. We are all excited to go represent our Club and Country.”
In the other group (Sahara) will take place in Dakar, Senegal in march 11-21.
Remember, the top four teams from each Conference will qualify for the Basketball Africa League playoffs and finals.
This will feature a single elimination tournament at BK Arena in Kigali from may 21-27.
” I believe we have positions that need to improve,” Juruni said after being asked about the likely additions a head going to BAL.
Oilers already started league Preparations this week as they seek to win the National Basketball league for a 9th straight time.
The Ugandan side qualified for the Basketball Africa League after beating Urunani in the 3rd place playoff game in Elite 16 Division East Group F at the Ellis park Arena in Johannesburg on Sunday last year in November.
City oilers had missed the previous two Editions.
Tunisia’s US Monastir are the defending Champions as they beat Petro De Luanda last year in May.