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Afrobasket Qualifiers: Juruni Trims Silverbacks Squad To Seven

Silverbacks coach Mande Juruni has named his final squad to Egypt for the Afrobasket Qualifiers.

Uganda’s senior basketball team, the Silverbacks, will face Egypt, Morocco and Cape Verde in Pool E in Alexandria due November 27-29.

The team of 12 local based players have been training at home since October 6 at MTN indoor Arena in Lugogo under Juruni and Brian Wathum.

UCU Canons power forward Titus Lual has been selected and is the only debutant on the team.

Warriors’ Stanley Mugerwa alongside City Oilers’ stars Jimmy Enabu, Ben Komakech, James Okello, Tonny Drilleba and new signing Joseph Ikong have made the final shortlist.

There is no place on the team for youngster and fan favourite Fayed Baale, while Geoffrey Soro and Ivan Muhwezi are among the players dropped.

The selected seven will join the initial squad of six foreign based players that was summoned earlier, in Egypt.

The contingent is expected to leave Uganda on November 12.

The Final Squad

*Local-Based
Ben Komakech (City Oilers), Tony Drileba (City Oilers), Jimmy Abraham Enabu (City Oilers), Joseph Ikong Anyuru (City Oilers), 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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