FUBA president Ambrose Tashobya
The Federation of Uganda Basketball Association [FUBA] is seeking for sponsors to help raise US$100,000 to enable the nationl women’s team, the Gazelles, to participate in the Afrobasket Games in the Cameroonian capital Yaoundé from September 24 to October 3.
 FUBA president Ambrose Tashobya
FUBA president Ambrose Tashobya
And, addressing a press conference FUBA president Ambrose Tashobya urged government and other stakeholders to intervene and help raise the money. He also said that FUBA would be fined US$3500 or banned for three years if the Gazelles failed to participate in the games. A team of twelve including Vicky Ntale, Flavia Okecho, Peace Proscovia, Judith Nansobya and Maureen Amoding, has been called for residential training.
Others are: Monica Siima, Rebecca Akullo, Martha Soigi and Muhayimana Namuwaya.
The Gazelles qualified for the Afrobasket and All Africa Games championships last year after winning gold at the Zone V tournament.
Meanwhile, the men’s team, the Silverbucks, has just returned from the Afrobasket tournament held in Tunisia.