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Uganda opens Zone V account against Kenya

John Deng Geu is one of the players expected to start for the Silverbacks. (PHOTO/Agency)

Zone 5 AfroCan/AfroBasket Opening Day Fixture
Egypt Vs Kenya (W) – 1:00 pm
Egypt Vs Rwanda (M) – 3:00 pm
Uganda Vs Rwanda (W) – 5:00 pm
Uganda Vs Kenya (M) – 7:00 pm

LUGOGO – The Zone V Afro-Can (Men) and Afrobasket (Women) Qualifiers kick starts today, Wednesday 26 June 2019 at the Lugogo Indoor Stadium.

The Silverbacks who are also the hosts for this tournament open there account with Kenya as their first opponents.

With Tanzania arriving later in the day, the rest of the visitors like Rwanda, Egypt and Kenya are already in the Country and had a glimpse of the Stadium.

Team Uganda has been training for nearly two weeks and played a couple of trial games with a select side and a game against Kenya presents an opportunity to start the journey to the July 19-28 FIBA AfroCan to be held in Bamako, Mali on a high.

George Galanopoulos, the man in charge of the Silverbacks is likely to play a high-intensity game if the trial games are anything to go by.

Captain Jimmy Enabu, Tony Drileba, Robinson Opong, Deng Geu, and Brandon Davis could start and set the tempo for the game.

Other Fixtures

Kenya’s women’s side will get the tournament underway against Egypt before the game of the day between favorites Egypt and Rwanda.

Uganda’s women’s side, Gazelles, will battle Rwanda in the second last game of the day.

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