The Federation of Uganda Basketball Associations (FUBA) has summoned 12 home based players to commence preparations of the the upcoming FIBA AfroBasket Qualifiers.
The 2021 FIBA AfroBasket qualifiers will take place from 27th to 29th November 2020 in Alexandria, Egypt.
The team that will be handled by Mandy Juruni who will be assisted by Brian Wathum and Andrew Tendo, started training today at the MTN Indoor Arena, Lugogo.
This will be the first window of the FIBA AfroBasket 2021 Qualifiers with the latest and final one set for 19th to 21 February 2021.
Uganda was pitted in group E against Egypt, Morocco, and a team yet to be announced after the last Pre-Qualifiers tournament that will take place in Cameroon, Yaounde later this month.
There are five qualifying groups and the top three from each group and a wild card, will form the 16 teams that will qualify for the FIBA AfroBasket 2021 in Rwanda (August 24th to September 5th).
Uganda has qualified for and competed at the last two AfroBasket tournaments in Tunisia 2015 and Senegal/Tunisia in 2017.
These locally based players will train for a month until a final team is selected amongst them. The team will then join the foreign based players for the training camp and the final event in Alexandria where they will be handled by head Coach George Galanopoulos and assisted by Juruni.
The tentative set date for the travel to Egypt is 12th November, 2020.
Ben Komakech (City Oilers), Tony Drileba (City Oilers), Fayed Bbale (UCU Canons), Innocent Ochera (Ndejje), Syrus Kiviiri (Betway Power), Ivan Muhwezi, Jimmy Abraham Enabu (City Oilers), Joseph Ikong Anyuru (Power), David Deng Kongor (UCU), Geoffrey Soro (Power), James Okello (City Oilers), Stanley Mugerwa (Warriors) and Titus Lual Odeke (UCU Canons).
Deng Geu, Emmanuel Mugenga, Eric Rwahwire, Robinson Opong, Ismail Wainwright and Samuel Kalwanyi