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Silverbacks, Gazelles depart for FIBA Africa U16 National Championships

The team poses for a picture before departure on Sunday morning. (PHOTO/FUBA)

FIBA Africa U16 National Championships-Qualifiers
Kigali, Rwanda
June 10th-June 15th

KAMPALA – The Uganda U16 Boys and Girls national teams have on Sunday, June 8th, departed for the upcoming FIBA Africa U16 National Championships qualifiers.

The teams that were flagged off earlier last week at the National Council of Sport in Lugogo, are slatted to feature in the event that will run from June 10th to June 15th.

Uganda has sent both the boys (Junior Silverbacks) and Girls (Junior Gazelles) to the under-age event.

The regional Zone V championship will also double as qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA Africa U16 Girls Basketball Championship also to be hosted by Rwanda, in August.

Uganda will compete with neighboring countries including Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Egypt, Tanzania, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia.

The two teams have been holding regular training sessions with Boys, under coach Ronnie Mutebi (Warriors) and Henry Malinga (JKL) while the girls are under Coach Roger Sserunyigo (UMU Ravens) and Harriet Lubowa.

The girls entered residential camp last Sunday at Africa Bible University in Lubowa.

The squads that have traveled

Boys

Valentino Labeja, Musoke Muwanguzi Luswata, Karugire Mugina, Rwabogo Mumutiine Rubanza, Alex Twahili, Anguci Dralega, Mpungu Cyril Francis, Justine Evan Odoch, Moustapha Lalani, Micah Owiny Abraham, Joel Andinda, Sharma Suubi, Andrew Ssendawula, Roland Muwanguzi Waliggo, Frank Elvis Tumusiime, Adrian Nsokwa David, Adrian Nsokwa David, Adukan Elijah Obware, Harold Amara.

Girls

Esther Kwagala, Mary Najjuma, Linda Aber, Shilla Lamunu, Patience Karungi, Gertrude Nyamutooro, Sylvia Nasagorwoth, Sylvia Namuddu, Rwabogo Kendagano, Regina Ajuma, Penitah Nabakooza, Patience Nantume, Gift Naluyima Bisoboka, Mary Najjuma, Alinda Mutabazi

Others

Head of Delegation – Nasser Sserunjogi
Team Manager – Vicky Ntale
Team Doctor – Dr Bwesigye

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