The 2018 National Basketball League tips-off this weekend on Saturday, May 12 at Lugogo Indoor MTN Arena. Unlike the previous seasons where games have been played on Friday and Sunday, this season it has changed to Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Just like last season, five time back to back champions City Oilers and Power face off in the headline game of the opening day. Power will fancy their chances as they have always come top of Oilers in the regular season and it will be no surprise if they repeat the feat. With a mission to dethrone Oilers, Power has added Stephen Wundi, Geoffrey Soro and Philip Ameny on their roster.
Meanwhile, last season’s losing finalists KIU Titans are also ready to build from their impressive performances last season and they will start their campaign against newcomers KCCA.
Opening Weekend Fixtures (All games to be played at the MTN Arena)
Saturday, May 12
Javon vs Nkumba, women 9:30am
Rhinos vs Dolphins, men 11:30am
KCCA vs KIU, men 1:30pm
Ravens vs Lady Dolphins, women 3:30pm
Our Savior vs Sharing, men 5:30pm
Oilers vs Power, men 7:30pm
Sunday, May 13
Angels vs Stormers, women 9:30am
Ndejje Angels vs KCCA, men 11:30am
Rangers vs A1 Challenger, women 1:30pm
Power vs Rhinos, men 3:30pm
Tomahawks vs Our Savior, men 5:30pm
Warriors vs Canons, men 7:30