Silverbacks Preparations for the second window of the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Qualifiers have been postponed.
The team was scheduled to start training on Tuesday, December 15 at MTN Indoor Arena but the plans have since hit a dead end.
“We are not cleared yet to use the indoor facilities untill all sops are in place,” Coach Mande Juruni told The-SportsNation.
“We are working as a team to make sure Sops are in place, but we will soon get started.”
The major hurdle is to get the players tested for Covid19 before they start training.
This, is one of the requirements that was put in place when Sports Resumption was given a greenlight amidst Covid19.
The Silverbacks squad of local players was summoned recently and is supposed to train for some weeks before joined by foreign based players.
The second window is slated in February 19-21, with the host venue yet to be communicated by FIBA.
Uganda, second in Group E that has Egypt, Morocco and Cape Verde, will seek to finish inside the top three for a slot at the finals in Kigali Rwanda from August 24 to September 5 next year.
The Silverbacks Squad of Local Based players:
Jimmy Abraham Enabu (City Oilers), Tonny Drileba (City Oilers), Benjamin Komakech (City Oilers), James Okello (City Oilers), Joseph Ikong (City Oilers), Titus Odeke Lual (UCU Canons), Stanley Mugerwa (Warriors), Innocent Ochera (JKL Dolphins), Fayed Bbale (UCU Canons), Ceaser Kizito (Sharing Youth), Ivan Muwhezi (City Oilers), Peter Obleng (KIU Titans)
Coaches – Mandy Juruni, Andrew Tendo and Brian Wathum