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Uganda’s men’s b-ball group at last planes out to Angola

Uganda's men's public b-ball group, the Silverbacks, has at last set off for the 2023 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers in Angola.

Uganda’s men’s public b-ball group, the Silverbacks, has at last set off for the 2023 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers in Angola.

Nile Post comprehends that the group set off at 3:00am in the extremely early times of Thursday. By press time, the group had shown up securely at the O.R Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg and they expected to associate Luanda, Angola at 10:49 am (Ugandan Time).

Early this week, the Federation of Uganda’s Basketball Association (FUBA) Vice President in Charge of Media and Publication, Arnold Katabi, had affirmed to Nile Post that the group had been constrained out of these qualifiers because of absence of assets.

Katabi said that the Silverbacks had been told by government through the National Council of Sports (NCS) that there are no assets to assist the group with going to the primary window of the qualifiers in Angola.

On Tuesday be that as it may, the FUBA President Nasser Sserunjogi is perceived to have held a gathering with State Minister for Sports Hamson Obua to address the stalemate.

Obua told the press on Wednesday that the Silverbacks issues are their own making, since they turned in their solicitation for cash somewhat late.

The group was at long last ready to get assets from Government and set off right off the bat Thursday.

The Silverbacks will be hoping to expand on their new achievement in the just closed AfroBasket where they completed 6th (sixth).

Uganda is attracted similar qualifying pool with Mali, Nigeria and Cape Verde and the objective is to tie down capability to the last masterpiece in 2023.

FUBA Vice President responsible for Media Katabi told the Nile Post that the semi last games have been pushed to fourth and fifth December 2021, which could even assist the group with arranging admirably for the games.

The 2023 FIBA World Cup will be held in Indonesia, Japan, Philippines.

Uganda will focus to complete among the main three groups in Group A to progress to the second round.

The Traveling Contingent

Players – Jimmy Enabu (City Oilers), Tonny Drilleba (City Oilers), Ivan Muhwezi (City Oilers), Fayed Bbale (UCU Canons), Peter Obleng (KIU Titans), Titus Lual Odeke (UCU Canons), James Okello (City Oilers), Abdihakim Ghedi (City Oilers), Ben Komakech (City Oilers), Brandon Davis (Barcelona, Germany), Eric Rwahwire (Hamilton Honey Badgers), Womala Timothy Emmanuel (Schwelm, Germany), Robinson Opong Odoch (unattached)

Authorities – Arnold Katabi (Head of Delegation), Mandy Juruni Lutwama (Head mentor), Andrew Tendo Ssenyondwa (Assistant Coach), Ram Nyakana Mpunga (Team Physio), Isaac Otuk Gabriel (Team Doctor)


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