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AfroBasket 2021 qualifiers: Uganda Silverbacks to depart for Egypt on Saturday

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The Uganda men’s basketball team is set to fly out to Egypt this Saturday ahead of the FIBA AfroBasket qualifiers scheduled for 27th – 29th November 2020 in Alexandria, Egypt.

The Silverbacks contingent that includes local-based players, coaches, and officials are expected to take a flight to Egypt from the Entebbe International Airport on Saturday night aboard the Emirates Airlines.

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

From the 12 local-based players that started preps almost a month ago, seven have made the cut and will be joined by five foreign-based players for a training camp in Egypt before the tournament gets underway in a fortnight at the Kamal Shalaby Venue.

The five foreign-based players include:- Robinson Opondo, Deng Gau, Ismail Wainwright, Eric Rwahwire, and Emmanuel Mugenga

Traveling contingent from Uganda

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

Coaches

  1. Mandy Juruni Lutwama
  2. Andrew Tendo

Medical

  1. Ram Mpuuga Nyakana (Team Physiotherapist)
  2. Ivan Williams Nyenje (TeamDoctor)

Officials

  1. Nasser Sserunjogi (Head of Delegation)
  2. Santur Ghedi Mohamed (General Manager)
  3. Grace Kwizera (Assistant Manager)
  4. Albert Ahabwe(Assistant Manager)

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