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Egypt's Al Ahly Dominate City Oilers 99-76 in Nile Conference Opener

Game Report: In a thrilling showdown, Egypt's Al Ahly managed to secure a dominating victory against Uganda's City Oilers with a final score of 99-76. The match was characterised by intense competition and strategic manoeuvres from both sides, keeping fans on the edge of their seats until the final buzzer.

Published on

April 21, 2024

Last Updated on

April 21, 2024

Jonathan Oriant

Jonathan Oriant

Staff Writer

Egypt's Al Ahly Dominate City Oilers 99-76 in Nile Conference Opener

Egypt's Al Ahly Dominate City Oilers 99-76 in Nile Conference Opener

In a thrilling match held at the bustling Hassan Mostafa Indoor Sports Complex, the local club made their Nile Conference debut against City Oilers. This marked a rematch from last year's encounter in BAL Season 3, where Al Ahly emerged victorious with a narrow 72-70 win.

The home team started strong, quickly securing a 5-0 lead. However, City Oilers rallied and took a three-point lead, leading 16-13 with just four minutes left in the quarter.

The entrance of Orabi Omar (2m17) and El Gendy Abedlhalim bolstered Al Ahly's performance, allowing them to regain control and establish a 20-16 lead. By the end of the first quarter, the hosts had extended their lead to twelve points, leading 28-16. By halftime, they were comfortably ahead by 18 points, scoring 53-35.

Despite City Oilers only losing possession seven times, they struggled with rebounds, conceding 25 to the home team. Additionally, turnovers plagued them, with the local club capitalizing on their mistakes, scoring 26 points in the first half alone. Maluach Khaman emerged as a standout performer for City Oilers, scoring eight points in the third quarter.

However, Al Ahly continued their dominance, winning the quarter 15-9 and extending their lead to 79-56 by the end of the period. Their consistent scoring, with 26-28 points each quarter, showcased their impressive performance throughout the game.

In a bid to involve all players in the victory, the coach made several substitutions. Amidst a vibrant atmosphere, the favorites and reigning African champions asserted their dominance, confirming their supremacy on the court.

"We are the best team in Africa!", coach Augustin Julbe later expressed.

Young prospect Maluach Khaman showcased his growing skills by scoring 16 points. The final score concluded at 99-76.

"We need these games to adjust and get where we want to be. And if you've noticed, we played as a team and made 26 assists. That's huge!" said a pleased and jubilant Augustin Julbe.

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