Supreme Oilers

There was never a doubt about the best basketball team in Uganda but few knew the gap between City Oilers and the rest would be that big.nbsp

Never before in the history of Ugandan basketball has a team been outplayed in the play-off finals the way Oilers steamrolled past Power. On Wednesday night, the defending champions played like a well-oiled machine to defeat Power 87-75 to complete a 4-0 clean sweep and a second straight national basketball title.

It is not that Power didn’t put up a fight or that they self-destructed Oilers were simply too good to handle. So one-sided was the best-of-seven series that Oilers managed to win all four matches by double digits.

It is a fair reflection of their supremacy and save for UCU Canons that gave them a scare in the semis Oilers are head and shoulders above the rest.

In recent years, the basketball fraternity had become accustomed to gripping finals whose outcomes were uncertain until the final seconds but this time round, there was no single moment throughout the finals that Power led the scores in the final five minutes.

On the basis of this demolition, even if the finals had been a best-of-eleven, chances are high that Oilers would still have finished the job without a loss. Going forward, Oilers are set to dominate the sport and it is hard to see anyone dethrone them until rival teams match their financial and organizational prowess.

Source : The Observer


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