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Omony Tips Silverbacks Ahead Of Afrobasket Qualifiers

Captain Stephen Omony has issued out advice to the Silverbacks ahead of their Afrobasket Qualifiers later this month.

The veteran forward will miss out due to an injury.

Uganda is pitted in Pool E alongside Egypt, Morocco and Zone three winner (yet to be determined).

“We must elevate our mental capacity, work hard, have confidence, believe in our abilities and trust the technical staff. Plus have extreme pride in representing Uganda,” Omony told The-SportsNation.

A team of 12 local-based players started their preparations at Indoor Arena in Lugogo this week.

Omony, who missed the better part of last season with City Oilers, added: “I didn’t expect to be part of the (Silverbacks) team since am not fit. I have confidence that there will be others to fill the void and perhaps do better.”

“I am really doing a lot better now, the injury is going really good, let me go through the recovery first and see what next.”

Silverbacks will play two tournaments that will take place in three international windows with the top three in the group qualify to the 2021 Afrobasket that will be hosted in Kigali, Rwanda.

Team Composition;

*Local-Based
Ben Komakech (City Oilers), Tony Drileba (City Oilers), Fayed Bbale (UCU Canons), Innocent Ochera (JKL Dolphins), Ivan Muhwezi (City Oilers), Jimmy Abraham Enabu (City Oilers), Joseph Ikong Anyuru (City Oilers), David Deng Kongor (UCU), Geoffrey Soro (Nam Blazers), James Okello (City Oilers), Stanley Mugerwa (Warriors), Titus Lual Odeke (UCU Canons).

Foreign-Based:
Emmanuel Mugenga (France), Samuel Kalwanyi (USA), Ishmail Wainwright (USA), Robinson Opong (Canada), Eric Rwahire (Canada), Deng Geu (Denmark).


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