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FIBA WCQ: Silverbacks keen on impressing in last round

by Nnalubaale Sports
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The Uganda Men’s Basketball team will hope to make it to the 2023 FIBA World Cup as they embark on the last round hurdle in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Uganda’s Silverbacks (local based players) jetted out of the country on Thursday morning but will be without the services of key player Arthur Kaluma, who is a huge injury blow.

In the forward’s absence, UCU Canons’ Titus Lual Odeke was summoned and made the trip to West Africa.

Odeke has been a key player for the Canons in their road to finishing second in the National Basketball League regular season, averaging nine points and 10 rebounds.

Nasser Sserunjogi, the FUBA President confirmed the foreign-based players started touching down Abidjan on Tuesday.

Uganda is pitted in Group E along with Nigeria, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Guinea and Angola.

From the first round results, the Silverbacks lie fifth, ahead of Guinea in the six-team Group.

Uganda will on Friday play Angola, take on Ivory Coast on Saturday before entertaining Guinea a day later.

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