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Robinson Opong Boosts Silverbacks, Inside Team Camp in Photos

Shooting Guard Robinson Opong Odoch has joined the Silverbacks in camp in Cairo, Egypt.

This is a major boost for team Uganda who is preparing for a crucial Afrobasket qualifier against Morocco on July 8 .

Uganda will need one win from two of the rescheduled games (the other Vs Cape Verde) to qualify to the finals in Kigali, Rwanda.

The Silverbacks won two of the three games in the first window held in Egypt in November 2020 before their second window campaign in Tunis was halted by Covid19 in February.

Opong averaged 19 points, four rebounds and 2.7 assists in Alexandria. He shot 7/12 from beyond the arc against Morocco as Uganda ran away 94-90 victors.

The Silverbacks are expected to leave Egypt to Morocco on July 3rd.

Pictorial (Isa Mapengo/FUBA media)

Eric Rwahwire (left) and Ben Komakech gearing up for training
Tonny Drilleba paying attention to coach George Galanopoulos (right)
James Okello and coach Andrew Tendo focussed
Jimmy Enabu, the Silverbacks captain
Praying before start of the training
Veteran Ben komakech
Eric Rwahwire sharing a light moment
Enabu stretching
Keiran zziwa (in black) with coach George Galanopoulos in the background
Mohamed Ghedi, the US based lanky centre
Ghedi is also son to Natoinal team General manager Mohamed Santur
Coach Galanopoulos gives out instructions to guards Enabu and Drilleba
Ghedi tries to flex his biceps as Zziwa laughs on the right
John Deng Geu with covered knees as Ghedi receives medical attention
coach mandy juruni
Story time: Eric Rwahwire gives team manager Albert Ahabwe some time
Food is served -The team converge for lunch
Mande Juruni and shooting guard Drilleba
Arthur kaluma and John Deng Geu
James Okello on phone during lunch time
FUBA President Nasser Sserunjogi (left) with the team
Team Doctor Ram Nyakana (right)

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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