Silverbacks’ Afrobasket Fate Still In Suspense

The Uganda National Basketball team, the Silverbacks are yet to discover their fate from FIBA Africa in the aftermath of the just concluded Afro basket Qualifiers in Monastir.

Uganda’s participation at the biennial tournament was halted before take-off after the custodians of African hoops FIBA reportedly discovered five positive COVID-19 cases in the Silverbacks contingent.

The hullabaloo happened just a few hours to Uganda’s encounter with Egypt.

Consequently, according to the statement from FIBA, Uganda was banished out the tournament bubble with the former stating that all Silverbacks’ games had been postponed to a time yet to be disclosed.

Uganda was grouped against Egypt, Morocco and Cape Verde before hell broke loose.

However, FIBA remains tight-lipped on Uganda’s fate something that has left the local basketball fraternity in suspense mode.

Fears are continuing to raise that FIBA may opt for the worst and cancel the qualification to ruin Uganda’s Afrobasket aspirations.

FUBA boss Nasser Sserunjogi has not heard from FIBA yet.

“As far as we are concerned, FIBA has not made any decision to that effect. The KIU Titans President told the media.

“We still await their decision and formal communication on the same.

“We shall update you in case we receive any,” Sserunjogi added.

The Ugandan side needed just one win to qualify for the 2021 Afrobasket in Rwanda.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.