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THE SILVERBACKS SQUAD NAMED AHEAD OF THE THIRD WINDOW THE FIBA AFROBASKET 2021 QUALIFIERS.

The last window and third of the FIBA AfroBasket 2021 Qualifiers is just a couple of weeks away.

The Silverbacks of Uganda will be taking on Egypt, Morocco, and Cape Verde in Monastir at Mohamed-Mzali Sports Hall . Tunisia will host the series from February 18-21 for a slot at the final championship which will be held later this year in Kigali, Rwanda.

Silverbacks technical team has summoned 13 players, 8 of whom have been part of the camp, to represent the country at the qualifiers after a six-week training camp for the home-based players,

Fayed Bbale and Ceaser Kizito, UCU Canons point guard and Sharing Youths guard respectively are the new additions to the home-based team.

Fayed Bbale
Photo credit: King Don Mugabi.

There was also another addition that was added to the foreign-based players in power forward Arthur Kaluma who verbally committed to join the University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebels.

The eight players at home will depart for Tunisia on February 4th for a training camp in Monastir where they will be joined by the foreign-based players.

Uganda is second in Group E behind Egypt and need just one win to all but seal qualification to a third straight AfroBasket.

The Squad

  1. Jimmy Enabu
  2. Tony Drileba
  3. Benjamin Komakech
  4. Fayed Bbale
  5. James Okello
  6. Joseph Anyuru Ikong
  7. Titus Lual Odeke
  8. Ceasar Kizito
  9. Ishmail Wainwright
  10. Eric Rwahirwe
  11. Robinson Opong
  12. Deng Geu
  13. Arthur Kaluma

Second Round Fixtures

  • Feb 18: Uganda vs. Egypt – 10:00pm, EAT
  • Feb 20: Morocco vs. Uganda – 4:00pm, EAT
  • Feb 21: Cape Verde vs. Uganda – 4:00pm, EAT
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