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Glad To Be Back – Tonny Drilleba

Silverbacks shooting guard Tonny Drilleba says that he is “glad to be back” as Silverbacks continued with their Afrobasket Qualifiers Preparations.

Drilleba missed the first training sessions last week at Africa Bible University as he was in the village for personal reasons.

“I have been out a bit, am just getting back now but it feels good,” Drilleba said.

“Any session missed there is always a lot that you miss, so being away for a whole week, have missed quite a lot but fortunately have a very good team around that is going to help me catch up.”

Tonny Drilleba goes for a jumper. FIBA photo

The Silverbacks are training four days a week ahead of the second window of 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Qualifiers.

Drilleba added: “I think considering the circumstances, the Federation has done as much as possibly can to keep us playing, keep us together and keep us working so the four days a week are quite good considering the situation we are in right now.”

“Am just glad to be back, the team is working really hard and everyone out there, just keep supporting us until we achieve our goals of making it to Afrobasket.”

Drilleba (4) in action as Silverbacks (white) take on Cape Verde in Alexandria, Egypt in the Afrobasket. FIBA

The second window will be played in February 19-21 at a yet to be confirmed venue.

If Uganda finish inside the top three in a four-team group, they will qualify to Afrobasket for the third straight edition.

The Afrobasket will be held in Kigali Arena, from August 24 to September 5, 2021.


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