Uganda national men’s senior basketball team, Silverbacks will on Tuesday, 15th December 2020 start preparations (training) for the second window of Afrobasket Qualifiers.
12 local based players have been summoned for training with the event proper slated for 19th-21st February 2021 in Kigali, Rwanda.
The non residential training comes after Silverbacks successfully competed in the first qualifying window held in November at Alexandria, Egypt where they picked two wins from three games.
The local based players will be coached by Mandy Juruni, Andrew Tendo and Brian Wathum but Head Coach George Galanopolous and foreign based players will join the team in Kigali.
However, prior to the event, the squad will be trimmed after about a month of drills.
Silverbacks are in Group E alongside Egypt, Morocco and Cape Verde.
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 24 to September 5.
Summoned local based players;
1. Jimmy Abraham Enabu (Team Captain) 2. Tonny Drileba 3. Benjamin Komakech 4. James Okello 5. Joseph Ikong 6. Titus Odeke 7. Stanley Mugerwa 8. Innocent Ochera 9. Fayed Bbale 10. Ceaser Kizito 11. Ivan Muwhezi 12. Peter Obleng