RezLife are optimistic about clash against ruthless Oilers

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BASKETBALL RezLife are optimistic about clash against ruthless Oilers

Ian Asabo • 14:22 - 28.03.2023

The RezLife Saints Basketball Team is gearing up for a tough match against the eight-time defending champions, City Oilers, in their second game of the National Basketball League (NBL).

The Saints, who were promoted to the top tier this season, are optimistic but, at the same time, fully aware of the challenge that lies ahead. 

In their first game of the season, the Saints suffered a 74-54 loss to the KIU Titans.

 Despite the defeat, the Saints showed glimpses of potential, with William Prince Muhindo, who recorded three blocks in the game, providing a solid foundation for the team's defence. 

However, turnovers proved to be a problem for the debutante team, with 32 registered in the game against KIU. 

To overcome the defending champions, the Saints will need to be almost perfect and execute on every possession, according to their head coach, Daniel Juuko. 

"This is going to be the ultimate test with every possession crucial," Juuko told Pulse Sports before adding. 

"These are the champions and the best team in the country. We are going to try and slow the game down and must execute on every possession." 

The City Oilers, on the other hand, are in impressive form, having won their first three games of the season. 

With their sights set on a ninth consecutive championship and the upcoming Basketball Africa League, the Oilers will be looking to maintain their winning streak.

 Although the result against the City Oilers may not ultimately determine the Saints' fate in the league, the match presents an opportunity for the team to show their strength of character and ability to compete against the best in the league