• July 3, 2020

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Afrobasket Qualifiers: Silverbacks Squad Of Local Players Summoned

Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) national team committee has summoned a squad of 14 local players for the Silverbacks ahead of the 2021 Afrobasket Qualifiers. The qualifiers, where Uganda was pitted in Pool E alongside Egypt, Morocco and Zone 3 winner, will take place in Alexandria (Egypt) from 21-23 February, 2020. Youngster Fayed Baale […]Read More

Stephen Omony: Silverbacks Captain Contemplating Retirement

Silverbacks Captain Stephen Omony is giving retirement a consideration after an ailing knee that has kept him out recently. The ageless City Oilers’ small forward has told the-SportsNation that ”I have thought about retirement” although he refused to spill more details. Omony, widely regarded as the best Ugandan basketball player in the recent past even […]Read More

2021 FIBA Afrobasket: Silverbacks Land Egypt In Qualifiers

*Group A – Tunisia, Central Africa Republic, DRC, Zone 6,7 *Group B – Senegal, Angola, Mozambique, Zone 5. *Group C – Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Zone 4 *Group D – Nigeria, Mali, Rwanda, Zone 1,2 *Group E – Morocco, Egypt, Uganda, Zone 3. Uganda’s senior men national basketball team, the Silverbacks, have learnt their fate […]Read More

Basketball: Players Given Sh20,000 For Representing Uganda

Uganda players who splendidly represented the country at the concluded 2019 FIBA 3X3 Africa Cup were given just Sh20,000, a source has told The-SportsNation.com. The players tirelessly worked long hours, endured all the pain, left everything on court and risked body harm in bringing the glory to their country. Uganda, the hosts, put up great […]Read More

FIBA 3X3 Africa: Uganda Impress, Egypt Big Winners

Uganda players pose for a photo during the conclusion of the FIBA 3X3 Africa Cup Team Uganda put up commendable performances at the concluded 2019 FIBA 3X3 Africa Cup held in the country at Hockey grounds, Lugogo. Mali won the U18 girls championship while Egypt won the remaining three titles – Boys U18, Senior men […]Read More

FIBA 3X3 Africa: Strong Start For Uganda

Hosts Uganda had a dream start at the ongoing 2019 FIBA 3X3 Africa Cup played at hockey grounds, Lugogo. The tourney, sponsored by Tusker Lite, is in its third edition after the first two were held in Lome, Togo. Uganda signed a three year deal with FIBA to host the tourney from 2019-2021. Uganda’s Silverbacks […]Read More

FIBA 3X3 Africa: Uganda Squads Revealed

Uganda has revealed her squads for the forthcoming FIBA 3×3 Africa cup. All is set for the 2019 Federation of International Basketball Association (FIBA) 3X3 Africa Cup at Hockey grounds, Lugogo, in a three-day event from November 8-10. Hosts Uganda have entered four teams – Men, Women, U18 boys and girls. The event has attracted […]Read More

Basketball: Egau Injury Compounds Uganda’s Misery

Men Sunday, October 13 *Russia 14-11 Uganda *Uganda – Brazil (W/O) Women Monday, October 14 *Uganda Vs China *Indonesia Vs Uganda Uganda’s campaign at the ongoing 2019 World Beach Games in Doha, Qatar got off to a bad start in Basketball 3X3 category. The Men’s team, Silverbacks, lost 14-11 to Russia in a game whose […]Read More

FIBA U23 Nations League: Dismay As Uganda’s Trip To Hungary

Uganda will shockingly miss this year’s FIBA U23 Nations League, The-SportsNation.com sources have learnt. Uganda was to send a team of boys and girls in the third edition of the tourney that tip-off on September 13-15 in Budapest. According to the Basketball Federation (FUBA), the team was scheduled to set off on Thursday. However, reliable […]Read More

Zone Five Championship: Uganda Beat Rwanda To Hand Kenya Afrocan

Uganda’s senior men national basketball team, the Silverbacks, with less to lose, beat Rwanda 77-71 in last Zone Five Championship game at Indoor Arena in Lugogo, Kampala. Playing a round robin tourney, Rwanda needed nothing but victory over Uganda to finish on top of the five team log. Uganda’s victory consequently confirmed Kenya Morans as […]Read More

Zone Five Championship: Egypt All But End Silverbacks’ Hopes

Saturday, June 29 Women *Rwanda 57-64 Egypt *Kenya 46-66 Uganda Men *Tanzania 74-112 Kenya *Uganda 64-73 Egypt Uganda’s senior men national basketball team, the Silverbacks, have had their chance of qualifying to the inaugural AFROCAN all but ended by Egypt. The Silverbacks suffered their second game from as many, to Egypt 64-73 in a close […]Read More

Zone Five Championship: Enabu Explains Uganda’s Loss To Kenya

Uganda’s men senior basketball team, the Silverbacks, had a poor start to the 2019 FIBA Africa Zone V championship that got underway on Wednesday at Indoor Arena in Lugogo, Kampala. Uganda despite full backing from the home crowd, lost 61-70 to a resolute Kenya side. “It was tough for us, our shots didn’t drop,” started […]Read More

Zone Five Championship: Mixed Emotions For Uganda

Wednesday, June 26 Women *Egypt 86-82 Kenya *Rwanda 53-62 Uganda Men *Egypt 68-59 Rwanda *Uganda 61-70 Kenya Thursday, June 27 Women *Rwanda Vs Kenya – 1PM *Egypt Vs Uganda – 5PM Men *Rwanda Vs Tanzania – 3PM *Egypt Vs Kenya – 7PM Uganda women managed to overcome Rwanda but the Men lost to Kenya as […]Read More

Zone Five Championship: Silverbacks Face Kenya Hurdle

Wednesday, June 26 *Women: Egypt Vs Kenya – 1PM *Men: Egypt Vs Rwanda – 3PM *Women: Uganda Vs Rwanda – 5PM *Men: Uganda Vs Kenya – 7PM Participating Teams Men – Rwanda, Uganda, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania Women – Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Egypt Uganda’s senior men basketball team, the Silverbacks, will start their FIBA Zone five […]Read More

Friendly: Select Team Reveals More Load For Silverbacks

Sunday, June 23 *Select Team 90-77 Uganda Silverbacks Monday, June 24 *Gazelles (Women) Vs Select Team – 6PM *Uganda Silverbacks Vs Select Team – 8PM Silverbacks coach George Galanopoulos will need a magic wand to make the team shoot better and also rally his bench to deliver more, in less than four days before FIBA […]Read More

Friendly: Coach Galanopoulos Weighs In On Silverbacks Win Over Select

Thursday, June 20 *Uganda 66-64 Select Team (20-18, 14-16, 17-14, 15-16) Uganda’s National Basketball team, the Silverbacks, beat Select team 66-64 in a friendly played at Indoor Arena in Lugogo, Kampala. Silverbacks coach George Galanopoulos revealed after the game that there have been some improvement ever since the boys entered residential camp. As expected, the […]Read More