Silverbacks arrive in Egpyt for the 2021 Afrobasket qualifiers

The Uganda men’s senior basketball team is in Egypt ahead of the FIBA AfroBasket 2021 qualifiers scheduled for 27th to 29th November 2020 in Alexandria.

The Silverbacks contingent that includes seven local-based players, coaches, and officials set off for Egypt from the Entebbe International Airport on Saturday night aboard the Emirates Airlines.

The team will be joined by five foreign-based players for a 11 day training camp at the Kamal Shalaby Venue.

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Uganda was pitted in Pool E alongside hosts Egypt, Morroco, and Cape Verde, the winners of the Per-Qualifier tournament in Cameroon.

The team will open their campaign against hosts Egypt on November 27 before entertaining Morocco the following day and ahead of their contest with CapeVerde on November 29 in Alexandria.

There are five qualifying groups and the top three from each group and a wildcard will form the 16 teams that will qualify for the FIBA Afrobasket 2021 in Rwanda from August 24th to September 5th.

Uganda has qualified for and competed at the last two Afrobasket tournaments – Tunisia 2015 and Senegal/Tunisia 2017 and are determined to make it a third straight time.

Traveling contingent from Uganda

Players: Jimmy Abraham Enabu (Team Captain), Tonny Drileba, Benjamin Komakech, James Okello, Joseph Ikong, Titus Odeke, Stanley Mugerwa.

Coaches: Mandy Juruni Lutwama, Andrew Tendo.

Medical: Ram Mpuuga Nyakana (Team Physiotherapist) Ivan Williams Nyenje (TeamDoctor).

Officials: Nasser Sserunjogi (Head of Delegation), Santur Ghedi Mohamed (General Manager), Grace Kwizera (Assistant Manager), Albert Ahabwe(Assistant Manager).