15 January 2011

TANZANIA : Vijana face Oilers in RBA league

By Oliver Albert
The Citizen Reporter http://www.thecitizen.co.tz

Dar es Salaam. After a five-day break, Dar es Salaam Regional Basketball League resumes today at the National Indoor Stadium with two matches on the menu.

Vijana, fondly referred to as “City Bulls,” take on Oilers in what promises to be an intriguing affair.
Airwing, still reeling after a painful 120-38 defeat to ABC, have yet another tricky date today as they face fancied Chang’ombe United at the same venue.
The day will also see PT stars battling it out with Savio while Tanzania Prisons take on UDSM.
But most basketball fans will have their attention focused on the Vijana-Oilers match, which is the highlight of this weekend RBA programme.
Mohammed Ali, best known to his fans as “Dibo,” is one of the players Oilers must mark tightly if they are to avoid a defeat in the anxiously awaited match.
Vijana’s coach Bahati Mgunda predicted a tough game yesterday, saying the best team would win.
“Oilers are a good team as those who have seen them in action can attest, but I am optimistic we’ll overcome them tomorrow,” Mgunda said. Lady Lioness are on the sidelines until tomorrow when they take on CMTU in the one of the women series at the same venue.

JKT, one of the most feared women’s basketball teams in the country, will face Vijana Queens in another interest-generating match.
Jeshi Stars will lock horns with Cargo ladies in another tomorrow’s match, while Dar es Salaam Police will be up against Tanzania Prisons.
The RBA League, which started last weekend, has attracted 22 teams. Eight of them are women’s teams and the rest are men’s.

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