It’s a Back-to-Back Title Win for Defending Champions City Oil of Uganda and K.P.A Ladies of Kenyans
Saturday the 7th day of October marked a historical landmark for Ugandan club, City Oil and Kenya’s Kenya Port Authority (K.P.A) after the defending champions tamed a well-prepared Patriots of Rwanda to win the 2017 Zone V Club Basketball Champions final, while the latter emerged overall winners after walking away unbeaten in a round robin set of game.
For City Oil, the title win makes them the first Ugandan side to defend the trophy back-to-back after beating the Rwandese side.
K.P.A hangs onto the trophy for one more season which it took from Barco Stars of Burundi in 2016 after shrugging off tough competition in the 2017 edition from Equity Bank, Kampala Capital City Authority, and Uganda Christian University (U.C.U) Lady Canons, among the most notable.
Kenya Port Authority won in the women’s category. (FUBA)
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”Our only objective is to win and finish as number 1. There is no compromise. We have our sights set on returning to the AfroBasket Club Championships again and hopefully leave a better mark than before. So winning Zone V is very important for the club,”[/perfectpullquote]
Mandy Juruni, City Oil coach told Ducorsports in a pre-game interview.
Credit goes to the Ugandan local league champions for making intense preparations that were symptomatic of a well-prepared team, fielding players with the experience and skill required to secure a top performance in a tournament that hosted teams from Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Tanzania.
Featured Photo: Jimmy Enabu of City Oil Receives the Men’s Trophy. (FUBA)