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Regional basketball giants here for Africa Zone 5 battle


The Italian Ambassador to Uganda Domenico Fornara (right) handing over a trophy to FUBA President Ambrose Tashobya at the launch of the 2017 FIBA Africa Zone 5 Club Championships at City Oil Kamwokya on Saturday.  The Africa Zone 5 Championships starts October 1 at Lugogo. PHOTO @cityoilers

Day 1 Africa Zone5 Champs 2017

APR 45  ?? KCCA 57  ??

Hawassa  43 Patriots 110

KPA 108  Gondar 35

UCU 108 Horseed 42

Equity 70 Don Bosco 48

City Oil 93 Savio 46

Power 87 ABC 55


GROUP A – City Oil – Uganda; Patriots – Rwanda; Savio – Tanzania; Hawassa City – Ethiopia

GROUP B – Betway Power – Uganda; Gondar City – Ethiopia; A.B.C – Tanzania; K.P.A – Kenya

Women (round robin)

UCU,  KCCA,  Equity, KPA,  Horseed , APR, Don Bosco

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fifteeen clubs from five countries will battle for honours at this year’s FIBA Africa Zone 5 Club Championships hosted by Ugandan giants City Oilers Basketball Club and the sports governing body FUBA.

The regional basketball tournament  was launched in Kampala on Saturday by Italian Ambassador to Uganda Domenico Fornara who handed over the trophies to be competed for to FUBA President Ambrose Tashobya.

This is the 3rd time Uganda is hosting the Zone 5 Club Championships since it changed name in 2009. The tournament is sponsored by Stanbic Bank, Enoc Oil, Linglong Tires and Mandela Group.

The week-long tournament that started Sunday morning at Lugogo will also serve as regional qualifiers for the FIBA Africa Club Championship finals to be hosted in Casablanca, Morocco in December. Uganda’s City Oilers are defending champions of the Zone 5 tournament.

City Tyres Marketing Manager Herbert Bashasha on behalf of Mandela Group earlier handed over a digital scoreboard to FUBA ahead of the FIBA Zone 5 Club Championships.

DAY TWO Monday

ABC v KPA 9am

APR v Don Bosco 11am

Patriots v Savio 1pm

KCCA v Equity 3pm

UCU v KPA 5pm

City Oil v Hawassa 7pm

Power v Gondar 9pm

Stanbic Home Sweet Loans

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