Uganda’s Tonny Drilleba was among the top three best players at the concluded FIBA 3*3 Africa Cup.
The City Oilers star was named in the best team of the Men’s tournament.
Drilleba helped Uganda scoop silverware in strong fashion where the team eliminated Mali and DR Congo at the quarters and Semis respectively.
Cheick Traore (Cote D’Ivoire) and Abdul Yahaya (Nigeria) who were the MVP and Topscorer respectively, joined Drilleba on the best team of the tournament.
Uganda’s Tony Drileba and men’s tournament top scorer Abdul Yahaya (Nigeria) joined Traore in the men’s Team of the Tournament.
The Women’s best team had MVP Djeneba Ndiaye (Mali), Ginette Mfutila (DR Congo) and Elise Afetse (Togo).
Drilleba was the only player on the Silverbacks team that featured for Uganda in the 2017 first edition in Togo.
Beside Drilleba, in 2017, Uganda had Daniel Manoja, Jonah Oteam and Geoffrey Soro. The 2018 team had Mark Okidi Opiyo, James Okello and Athieu Madol.
Ageno Comes Strong
Uganda’s Sarah Ageno came second in the FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup 2018 Shootout contest.
The UCU forward was among the four players (two men and two women) that reached in the final following a closely contested qualifying campaign.
Uganda’s Ageno, Rana Abelzaher (Egypt), N’ Faly Kanoute (Mali) and Diade Sakera (Mauritania) all made five of their ten shots to reach the finals.
In the first round of the finals, Mali’s N’Faly Kanoute and Ageno tied with six shots apiece, before N’Faly won the top gong scored 7 to Ageno’s 3.
The gong will come as a consolation to Ageno who couldn’t spur Uganda past defending champions and eventual winners Mali at the quarters, in the main event.
It should be noted that Uganda’s Silverbacks came second and the Gazelles finished fifth.