Keiran Zziwa has opened up as the guard readies to face Morocco with Uganda’s men national basketball team the Silverbacks on Thursday in Afrobasket Qualifiers.
The 6-0 guard who turns out for University of Manitoba Bisons, cannot wait to represent his country.
“I was born and raised in Winnipeg (Canada), my dad is from Kampala, Uganda. I grew up playing basketball my whole life,” Zziwa told FUBA media.
“The first time I heard of the National team was just over a year ago. Albert (Ahabwe) reached me via Twitter and we had talks over possibility of joining the team and be able to represent Uganda.
“I heard about the qualifiers in February (first window) and I was planning to come and join the team out there. But passport stuff didnt work out and Coach George had called me weeks ago and offered me and offered me the opportunity and I told him that I will absolutely be down there.
“I have met all the guys, only Ish who will be joining us later, they are a humble group of guys. Very inclusive, funny and friendly and we getting on very well.”
Watch full interview below