City Oilers head coach Mandy Juruni has apparently revealed that he is worried about the safety of his players. He was, along with one of his assistants seen surveying the YMCA court surface.
This happened before taking on Our Savior in Game One of the semifinal series last Sunday.
A heavy downpour which came during the teams’ warm-up session had delayed the game. When the two teams went on the floor for tipoff, the floor happened to still be wet.
This has left Juruni concerned about the safety of his players as well as his rivals.“We are cautious, but the game was fair,” Juruni said after his team’s 74-62 victory.
The victory gave the City Oilers command of the 5 game series and now they need only two more to clench the finals.
“We played on a slippery floor. It rained heavily when we were warming up, they insisted on us playing after the rain,” he added.
He also said Our Savior insisted on playing and FUBA also decided to carry on with the games so they did as well. He said they just wanted to bag the win.
The Lugogo Indoor Stadium is unavailable at the moment meaning FUBA has to rely on YMCA. However, during the rainy season, they can only hope for friendly weather whenever games are to be played.
Later today the Oilers will be focused on stretching their lead in the series to move a step closer to the finals. If they do, they will be looking at their ninth straight championship.
The defending champions expect challenges even though they eased passed Kampala Rockets in the first round.
As for Our Savior, being their first time to make it as far as the second round, they will be looking for their first win later today.
In the ladies’ division, JT Lady Jaguars will be hoping to even the series after falling to the KIU Rangers in game 1.
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