FUBA President Nasser Sserunjogi is confident that Government will fully cater for the National team ahead of their 2023 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers this month.
The Federation’s budget for the Silverbacks campaign is about Sh380m and Sserunjogi is hoping that the ugly events leading to 2021 FIBA Afrobasket are not repeated.
Uganda will start the preparations on November 13 at Africa Bible University for the first Window in Angola due November 26-28.
Sserunjogi said that Uganda can qualify to the World Cup in 2023 if the team is well funded.
“Being number six on the Continent gives us a very good chance to be among the top five to qualify for the World Cup,” Sserunjogi said.
“We are very positive and we believe that this is something we can achieve, if we plan, prepare very well and if are well facilitated by the Government.”
He added: “This the World Cup, its a no brainer. And I will be surprised if Government, But we are very positive that they will cater for the team and we have engaged them though we are yet to get feedback.”
Sserunjogi said that Governmemt sorted the outstanding debt FUBA had with the Money lenders during the Afrobasket Campaign.
He added: “We have to applaud our Government for sorting us out, and we have put behind what happened then.”
On if the Government funding does not come through, Sserunjogi intelligently responded: “Lets cross the bridge when we get there.”
The Silverbacks will face Mali in their first Group A game on November 26 before Cape Verde and Nigeria on November 27 and 28 respectively.