Silverbacks flagged off. Photo via FUBA facebook

The Uganda Men’s National basketball team, the Silverbacks were flagged off to Monastir, Tunisia ahead of the second round of the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Qualifiers.

The team was flagged off by the Chairman Dr.Donald Rukare and General secretary Dr. Bernard Patrick Ogwel of the National Council of Sports-NCS at their offices.

Also present was Mark Ssali, board member-NCS and the National team management committee.

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The Silverbacks embark on Afrobasket qualification journey for the second qualifying window which will take place from 18-21 February in Montasir, Tunisia. They will be taking on Egypt, Morocco, and Cape Verde.

Uganda is second in Group E behind Egypt and need just one win to all but seal qualification to a third straight AfroBasket championship which will be held later this year in Kigali, Rwanda.

Government through NCS has funded this particular outing with Ugandan Shillings 334 million.

The Squad: Jimmy Enabu, Tony Drileba, Benjamin Komakech, Fayed Bbale, James Okello, Joseph Anyuru Ikong, Titus Lual Odeke, Ceasar Kizito, Ishmail Wainwright, Eric Rwahirwe, Robinson Opong, Deng Geu, Arthur Kaluma.

Second Round Fixtures

Feb 18: Uganda vs. Egypt

Feb 20: Morocco vs. Uganda

Feb 21: Cape Verde vs. Uganda