Power's Joseph Ikong takes City Oilers' Stephen Omony on the drive Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
[/media-credit] Power’s Isaac Afidra (R) will battle Landry Ndikumana on the opening day of the 2018 season Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

The 2018 National Basketball League will tip-off on Saturday, May 12 at Lugogo Indoor Stadium.

Five time champions City Oilers and Power will face off in the headline game of the opening day.

Power, whose last league glory was in 2011, recruited massively adding the likes of Stephen Wundi, Geoffrey Soro as well as Philip Ameny and will be eager to dethrone Oilers who have won the last five titles.

Meanwhile, last season’s losing finalists KIU Titans will start their campaign to return to the finals against newcomers KCCA.

Our Saviour will take on Sharing while Charging Rhinos will battle JKL Dolphins.

In the women’s division, Javon will take on Nkumba while UMU Ravens will play JKL Lady Dolphins.

Opening Weekend Fixtures

Saturday, May 12


  • Javon vs. Nkumba
  • Ravens vs. Lady Dolphins


  • Rhinos vs. Dolphins
  • KCCA vs. KIU
  • Our Savior vs. Sharing
  • Oilers vs. Power

Sunday, May 13


  • Angels vs. Stormers
  • Rangers vs. A1


  • Angels vs. KCCA
  • Power vs. Rhinos
  • Tomahawks vs. Our Savior
  • Warriors vs. Canons

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

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