The Federation of Uganda Basketball Associations (FUBA) on Thursday announced that the U18 Uganda National Team (Women) alias Junior Gazelles will take part in the FIBA Africa U18 Championships set to take place in Antananarivo, Madagascar from August 4-14, 2022.
Uganda qualified for the continental meet after they won the qualifying tournament which was held in Kampala in June 2022.
The girls have been undergoing training (residential camp) at the Africa Bible University Campus in Lubowa under the stewardship of coaches Mavita Ali and Roger Serunyigo and they are ready to take on the challenge against Africa’s best junior sides.
The Federation thanked government of Uganda through the National Council of Sports for supporting the team and making sure that they travel to represent the nation on the continent.
“We are so thankful to the government for supporting our junior sides and it gives a great foundation for the growth of our game in the country” Hudson Ssegamwenge (Secretary General-FUBA) said.
The Ugandan side will depart for Antananarivo on August 5, 2022 and they will need to finish among the top teams to qualify for the FIBA U18 World Cup due later this year.
- Hudson Ssegamwenge – Head of Delegation
- Barbara Okot – Team Manager
- Akoto Sarah Catherine – Team Physio.
- Nambogo Mary Priscillar
- Namale Sarah
- Nantongo Sylvia
- Atek Zoe
- Namukwaya Mariam
- Namyalo Christine
- Nalwadda Sharifah
- Tashobya Darlene Elisa Murungi
- Letaru Diana
- Lamunu Shillah Aber
Mavita Ali (Head Coach)
Sserunyigo Roger (Assistant coach)