Gazelles’ star player Judith Ayo Nansobya has stated that Uganda will need to work as a team if they are to have a good campaign at the coming FIBA Zone Five Championship set in Kampala, June 26.
About 12 countries, including Egypt and Rwanda, are expected to arrive in Kampala for the regional showpiece.
Uganda will look to beat the opponents for a single ticket to take part in the AFROBASKET.
Speaking exclusively to The-SportsNation after the team’s first day at the residential camp at Africa Bible University in Lubowa, the KCCA Leopards guard noted:
“Am positive about the team’s chances because we still have more days to bond and train, and hopefully we will have good results. The team is more stronger than before.”
It was full house for the Gazelles, all the 12 players summoned and Sylvia Nakazibwe (KCCA) all attended day one’s two hour session that started at 5PM.
“We know of the threats counties like Egypt come with, they are very skilled but all we need is to stay in character and watch out for each on court but most importantly it will all go down to team work which will help us a lot.
“I believe that we are good to go and as an individual, I feel honoured so much to be on the team something that I think has been due to my hard work.”
The team will starting from Tuesday, carry out two training sessions – both morning and evening.
For the Silverbacks, the 13 man team that entered camp has Isaac Lugudde who was not part of the summoned squad initially.
Deng Geu (North Dakota, USA) and Brandon Davies (Barcelona, Spain) are part of the players at Lubowa. Dudus Daniel Manoja (JKL), Warriors’ duo Stanley Mugerwa and Mark Opiyo, David Dikong Deng are some of the players are expected to join the team in the coming days.