City Oilers pose with Zone V Clb Championship trophy Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO
[/media-credit] City Oilers pose with the 2016 Zone V Club Championship trophy Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

For the first time in five years, Uganda has been granted the rights to host the FIBA Africa Zone V Club Basketball Championship.

The decision was arrived at last Thursday during a Zone V Board meeting in which Uganda was awarded the rights to host the tournament set to be played in October.

At the very meeting, Kenya was awarded the rights to host 3X3 (U18 and seniors) for both men and women. Kenya also got the rights to host the U16 qualifiers in both categories. Both tournaments are expected to be played between May and June.

Uganda last hosted the tournament in 2012 and Burundian side Urunani beat Rwanda’s Espoir to the regional title.

Warriors and Power represented the hosts in the men’s category with the latter taking third place.

Four-time National Basketball League champions, City Oilers, are the defending champions of the regional title.

Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

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