Select sides to test Gazelles, Silverbacks

Friday, February 17

  • Gazelles vs. Select Side – 6:00pm
  • Silverbacks vs. Select Side – 8:00pm
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Joseph Ikong and Jimmy Enabu are part of the Silverbacks

Uganda national basketball teams will have their first practice games this evening at Lugogo Indoor Stadium as coaches try to gauge their readiness for the upcoming Afrobasket qualifiers in Cairo, Egypt.

The women’s team (Gazelles) will take the floor first against a Select Side that has among others Susan Amito, Monica Siima and Florence Nanyonga.

The Gazelles started practice last week and head coach Nicholas Natuhereza says the game will help them assess who can do what for the team.

The Silverbacks will follow with a game against another select side led KIU’s Chris Omanye, Sui Ulanga, Geoffrey Soro and Ettiene Kazungu.

The practice games will also serve as fundraising drives for the teams expected to make the trip to Egypt next Thursday. Every individual will have to pay atleast Shs.5000 to access the game.

Team Select (Men)
1. Chris Omanye
2. Bwanga Micheal
3. Daniel Juuko
4. Tony Drileba
5. Sudi Ulanga
6. Kizito Ceaser
7. Etienne Kazungu
8. Soro Geoffrey
9. Francis Mbuyi
10. Joseph Chuma
11. Deng James

Team Select ( Women)
1. Ekone Brenda
2. Akol Elizabeth
3. Among Annet
4. Amito Suzan
5. Hilda Naigaga
6. Joselyn Kedi
7. Siima Monica
8. Nanyonga Florence
9. Sharon Kunkunda
10. Jackie Basemera
11. Esther Marion
12. Mulwana Olivia