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NBL Transfer Frenzy: City Oilers secure Bugema’s Malual Dier, KCCA and Power Basketball teams make bold moves

In a headline-grabbing transfer, nine-time National Basketball League (NBL) champions City Oilers, have successfully acquired small forward Malual Dier.

Hailing from South Sudan, the rising star, currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Bugema University in Luwero District, brings a wealth of experience from his stints with JKL Dolphins and Our Saviours.

Dier is poised to inject fresh talent into the City Oilers’ lineup, enhancing their chances of continued dominance in the league.

But the action doesn’t stop there in the NBL transfer market.

KCCA Basketball Team has made a significant move by signing Guard/Small Forward Ceaser Kizito “Da Future,” a player with a versatile background having featured for MBC Rocks, Sharing Youth, Miracle Eagles, Warriors, and most recently, 9-time champions City Oilers.

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The addition of Kizito strengthens KCCA’s roster and sets the stage for intense competition in the upcoming season.

KCCA have also added Stephen Otoa to their lineup. Otoa, who featured for Namblazers and Sharing Youth, brings experience and skill to KCCA, contributing to the team’s ambitions for success in the upcoming season.

Meanwhile, the newly promoted NBL side – JT Jaguars_BBC are making waves by securing the talents of Abraham Dut and Obed Tong. Dut, who previously played for Nkumba Marines, and Tong, who was with Vegetarian last season, add depth and skill to the team’s NBL Uganda 2024 roster.

Center Saidi Amisi, known as “Carmelo,” is set to don the JT Jaguars BBC jersey, having previously showcased his prowess with Warriors, Power House Basketball, Namblazers, and most recently, KIU Titans.

Amisi’s signing is expected to bolster JT Jaguars’ frontcourt, making them a formidable force on the court.

JKL Dolphins have secured the services of Center Sam Gombya and Guard Ouma Martin. Gombya, formerly with Our Saviours, and Martin, who featured for KCCA Basketball last season, are set to make an impact for JKL Dolphins in the new season.

In another surprising move, Uniweza Ninette, the longest-serving KIU Rangers player, has signed for KCCA Basketball. Ninette’s addition adds experience and leadership to KCCA, marking a significant moment in her illustrious career.

JT Jaguars have strengthened their backcourt by signing Point Guard Priscilla Nambogo, who previously played for Nabisunsa Sports. Nambogo’s skills and court vision are expected to elevate JT Jaguars’ performance in the upcoming season.

Namblazers have finalized the acquisition of South Sudanese Small Forward Michael Ngut, who played for 9-time champions City Oilers last season. Ngut’s versatility and scoring ability make him a valuable addition to the Namblazers’ roster.

Ndejje University has signed small forward Benon Wobusobuzi, who previously played for Power Basketball Club last season. Wobusobuzi’s athleticism and defensive prowess are anticipated to contribute to Ndejje University’s success.

The Kampala Rocket Basketball Team has secured the services of Congolese Power Forward Kikomba Ozias, who was recently released by 5-time champions Power Basketball. Ozias’ addition adds size and scoring to the Rocket’s frontcourt, setting the stage for an exciting season ahead.

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Power Basketball has also been active in the transfer market, signing former Ndejje University Center Muhamireho Gordon and bringing back Imran Samad, who was released earlier. These moves indicate Power Basketball’s commitment to remaining a competitive force in the NBL.

As the dust settles on this NBL transfer frenzy, the stage is set for an intensely competitive and unpredictable season, with each team making strategic moves to strengthen their squads and vie for championship glory.



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