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Playing At Afrobasket Has Inspired Young Players – Juruni

Silverbacks coach Mandy Juruni says that Uganda playing at Afrobasket has been a motivation to young players. Afrobasket, a football equivalent of Africa Cup of Nations, is a men's basketball continental championship of Africa. Uganda has competed at the tourney in the last two editions - 2015 and 2017. "We...
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We Have To Work Hard – Mandy Juruni

Silverbacks coach Mandy Juruni says that the team has to work hard to qualify for the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket due August 24 to September 5, 2021 in Rwanda. The team has been training at Africa Bible University in Lubowa ahead of the Second Window of the qualifiers that tip off...
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Ikong Returns As Silverbacks Intensify Preparations

Joseph Ikong returned to training as Silverbacks continued with the preparations for the second window of the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Qualifiers. Ikong missed the first sessions as the team started training on January 4 at Africa Bible University in Lubowa. The Small forward returned this week after burial of his...
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Two Out As Silverbacks Finally Start Afrobasket Preps

Uganda's men national basketball team finally tipped off their preparations for the second window of the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Qualifiers. The side was initially set to start training on December 15 last year but the Federation had not cleared with National Council of Sports about SOPs guidelines. The team has...
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Galanopoulos On Morocco Win, Cape Verde Game and FUBA Management

Friday, November 27*Egypt 96-77 Uganda*Morocco 73-80 Cape Verde Saturday, November 28*Uganda 94-90 Morocco*Cape Verde 82-91 Egypt Sunday, November 29*Uganda Vs Cape Verde - 6:30pm*Morocco Vs Egypt - 8:30pm Silverbacks coach George Galanopoulos has commended his team after a stunning 94-90 against Morocco on Saturday. Robinson Opong scored 29 points, Jimmy...
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South Sudan Basketball President Assumes National Team Coaching Role

South Sudan Basketball Federation President Luol Deng will coach the national team at the 2021 FIBA AfroBasket Qualifiers. The tournament is scheduled for November 25-29, at Kigali Arena. South Sudan received another go at the tournament after coming short twice in previous Qualifiers. South Sudan's chance came recently when Algeria...
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Afrobasket Qualifiers: Full Camp For Silverbacks In Egypt

The Silverbacks coaching staff will have a full squad today as the team gears up for the upcoming 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Qualifiers. There are 12 players in camp after the arrival of awaited arrival of Deng Geu and Ishmail Wainwright. Wainwright trained with the team on Sunday while Danish-based Geu...
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Afrobasket Qualifiers: Galanopoulos Predicts Tough Campaign

Coach George Galanopoulos has predicted a tough campaign for the Silverbacks at the forthcoming Afrobasket Qualifiers in Alexandria, Egypt. The Silverbacks were drawn in Group E of the Qualifiers alongside hosts Egypt, Morocco and Cape Verde. The Qualifiers are due November 27-29 at Kamal Shalaby venue. Uganda open with Egypt,...
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Rwahire, Mugenga Jet In As Silverbacks Intensify Afrobasket Preps

Two foreign-based stars have jetted on Tuesday night as Uganda's senior men National basketball team, the Silverbacks, intensify their Afrobasket Qualifiers preparations. Eric Rwahire (Canada) and Emmanuel Mugenga (France) have joined the team at their camp in Alexandria. Shooting guard Robinson Opong (Canada) joined the team on Monday night. City...
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Silverbacks Take ‘Positive Mentality’ to Egypt

The Uganda Basketball men's team, the Silverbacks, have on Saturday left for Alexandria, Egypt ahead of the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Qualifiers. The side will face hosts Egypt, Morocco and Cape Verde in a four-team tournament at Kamal Shalaby venue due November 27-29 in the first window. With the second window...
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NCS Flags Off Silverbacks With Financial Promise

Uganda's men National basketball team, the Silverbacks have been flagged off for Afrobasket Qualifiers amidst financial hardships. The Silverbacks leaves for Egypt this Saturday for the Qualifiers in Alexandria due November 27-29. Since recent weeks, FUBA, has been waiting for NCS funds of Sh370m to facilitate the trip. However, the...
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Afrobasket: Samuel Kalwanyi Pulls Out Of Silverbacks Squad

Samuel Kalwanyi will not be part of the Silverbacks squad for the upcoming Afrobasket Qualifiers in Egypt this month. The Forward cum Centre will not make the trip to Alexandria due to "work constraints," National team manager Albert Ahabwe has told The-SportsNation. Formerly at Charging Rhino and City Oilers, Kalwanyi...
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