FUFA President Moses Magogo, who was in Egypt for the Uganda Cranes World Cup qualifier against the Pharoahs, meets the Silverbacks

As the clock continues ticking fast for the 2017 FIBA AfroBasket to be co-hosted by Senegal and Tunisia from September 8-16, the participating teams have been ranked based on their competitiveness, rosters and preparation plans.

The Uganda basketball team improved by two spots to the 9th out of the 16 teams in the competition. Tunisia and Senegal, the favorites to win the tournament, maintain the top two spots.

The ‘Silverbacks’ of Uganda remain confident ahead of the major tournament, and the huge aspirations could see the East Africans cause some noise in Dakar, where they will play the Group Phase against Morocco, the Central African Republic and Angola.

The Silverbacks completed their 12-day camp in Egypt and are now on their way to Dakar, Senegal where the group stages will be held. Uganda kicks off its campaign on the Sept. 8 against Angola.

There are four groups and the top two teams from each group will advance to Tunis, which will also host the Final Phase (Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and Finals) from September 14-16.

 

Rankings:

  • Tunisia
  • Senegal
  • Nigeria
  • Angola
  • Dr congo
  • Egypt
  • Morocco
  • Ivory Coast
  • Uganda
  • Rwanda
  • Guinea
  • Mali
  • Central African Republic
  • Cameroon
  • Mozambique
  • South Africa

 

Uganda squad:

Joseph Ikong Anyuru, Jonathan Egau, Jimmy Enabu, Samuel Kalwanyi, Syrus Kiviiri,Ben Komakech, Stanley Mugerwa, Stanley Ocitti Ochaya, James Okello, Stephen Omony, Robinson Odoch, Opong Jonah, Karma Otim, A’darius Pegues

 

Group A: Nigeria, DR Congo, Mali and Ivory Coast

Group B: Angola, Central African Republic, Morocco and Uganda

Group C: Tunisia, Guinea, Rwanda and Cameroon

Group D: Senegal, Mozambique, Egypt and South Africa

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