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Afrobasket: Venue For Silverbacks’ Second Window Confirmed

The venue for Group E of the second window of the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Qualifiers has been confirmed.

Uganda is pitted in Group E alongside Egypt, Cape Verde and Morocco.

The FIBA Regional Office Africa have zeroed down on Monastir, Tunisia, per FIBA Africa Website.

Tunisia will also host Groups A and D, while Yaounde, Cameroon will be home for Groups B and C, from February 19 to 21.

After falling 96-77 to Egypt, Uganda recovered to beat Morocco 94-90 and Cape Verde 101-98 to finish second after the first window held in Alexandria, Egypt last year.

The Silverbacks target to finish among the top three teams in Group E to qualify for Afrobasket finals set in Kigali, Rwanda from August 24 to September 5, 2021.

Uganda has played at the last two Afrobasket editions both hosted in Tunisia – 2017 (Senegal, co-host) and 2015.

Uganda (white) in action during the first window held in Alexandria. FIBA

The Silverbacks squad of locally based players are training at Africa Bible University in Lubowa.


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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