On behalf of the Federation of Uganda Basketball Association, 4-time league Champions City Oilers will host the FIBA Africa Zone 5 Club Championship.
In an event held Monday at City Oil in Kamwokya, the Oilers revealed their parent Company Mandela group, Stanbic Bank, Linglong Tyres and Emirates Nation Oil Company (ENOC) as Sponsors.
The tournament will take place from October 1-7 this year at the MTN Indoor Arena in Lugogo.
City Oilers, the Men’s defending Champions of this tournament having won it in 2015 in Dar es salam.
They are set to face tough challenges from African teams of Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Somalia and Tanzania.
Winners in both categories (men and women) will qualify for the Champions Cup of Africa (ACC) in December which will be hosted in Casablanca, Morocco.
This will be the 4th time City Oilers are participating in this tournament, they came 3rd in Mombasa 2014, runners up in Kigali (2015) and won it in Dar es salam (2016).