UCU’s Fayed Baale says playing for Uganda’s Basketball team, the Silverbacks at such a major tournament has always been his dream since he started playing basketball.
The point guard was among the final thirteen players that travelled to Tunisia on Thursday evening to represent the country at the upcoming FIBA AfroBasket second window qualifiers in Monastir.
“It has been an unbelievable moment for me,” he said when asked about his experience with the Silverbacks before adding;
“But at the same time, believable because to be on the National Team, you have to work extra hard for it, and I have done that over the last few years since featuring for the Silverbacks has always been my dream in life.”
“The coaches in Uganda have been an inspiration to me by trusting and encouraging me to train hard to be here and I will not disappoint them, I have come here to do what I do best and I believe I will make it.”
The Silverbacks, who are grouped in group E with basketball giants, Egypt, Morrocco and Cape Verde is one win away from qualifying to the finals scheduled to be held in Kigali, Rwanda in July 2021.
They garnered two wins in three first window games, beating Morrocco and Cape Verde in a window that took place in Alexandria, Egypt last year.