The U16 Uganda Basketball National Teams (boys and girls) are in Kigali, Rwanda for the upcoming Afrobasket Zone 5 Games that double as the FIBA Africa U16 Nations Championships Qualifiers.
The tournament will take place from June 10-15, 2019.
The teams will face competition from participating nations in the Zone 5 category which include; Burundi, Egypt, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia.
The boys underwent training at Gems Cambridge (non-residential) while a residential camp for the girls was at the African Bible University in Lubowa.
Both sides will need to finish among the top teams in the zone V championships to qualify for the FIBA Africa U16 Nations Championship 2019 edition in Cape Verde.
This is the first time that Uganda are competing in the U16 for both boys and girls. It is in the federation’s plan that majority of this group is kept together as a unit and competes in the U18 next year.
The Junior Silverbacks team consists of 18 players while the Junior Gazelles team has 15 players.
Boys (Junior Silverbacks): Valentino Labeja, Musoke Muwanguzi Luswata Owor, Karugire Mugina Tibuhaburwa, Rwabwogo Mumutiine Rubanza, Alexi Twahili, Anguci Dralega, Mpungu Cyril Francis Akusambirekubo, Justine Evan Odoch, Moustapha Lalani, Micah Owiny Abraham Agoroachai, Joel Andinda, Sharma Suubi, Andrew Ssendawula, Roland Muwanguzi Waliggo, Frank Elvis Tumusiime, Adrian Nsokwa David, Adakun Elijah Obware, Harold Amara.
Coaches: Ronald Mutebi and Henry Malinga.
Girls (Junior Gazelles): Esther Kwagala, Mary Najjuma, Linda Aber, Shillah Lamunu, Patience Karungi, Gertrude Nyamutooro, Sylvia Nasagorworth, Sylvia Namuddu, Rwabogo Kendagano, Regina Ajuma, Penitah Nabakooza, Patience Nantume, Gift Naluyima Bisoboka, Mary Najuma, Alinda Mutabazi
Coaches: Roger Sserunyigo and Harriet Lubowa.