Uganda to play FIBA Afrobasket Qualifiers second window in Tunisia

Neither of Egypt, Uganda, Morocco and Cape Verde will host group E's second qualification window of the FIBA Afrobasket come February.

This is after FIBA Africa confirmed Monastir, Tunisia as the city to host these games in a bubble arrangement.

FIBA successfully held the games of the Qualifiers in bubbles in November and will be hoping for the same in a bid yo protect all participants from the COVID_19 pandemic.

All the remaining games of the Qualifiers will take place during this final window from February 17 to 21, 2021.

Only two cities have been handed the duty to host these games.

The bubbles will be hosted in the cities of Monastir (Tunisia) and Yaounde (Cameroon).

Monastir will host groups A,D and E while groups B and C will be hosted in Yaounde.

Uganda basketball team

The most important criteria in choosing the hosts was health and travel guarantees and compliance with FIBA health protocols, including testing and controlled entry into a secure environment.

Uganda is second in Group E having won two of their three games in the first window.

The Silverbacks fell 96-77 to Egypt before regrouping yo defeat Morocco 94-90 and Cape Verde 101-98.

George Gallanapolos' charges need to be among the top three to qualify from the group yo the finals in Rwanda.

Uganda has appeared at the last two Afrobasket editions and will be looking to make that three in a row. 

The squad of locally based players is already undergoing training at Africa Bible University in Lubowa.

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The writer is a Freelance Sports Reporter based in Kampala, Uganda. Follow him on Twitter (@Emanzi20), Facebook (Ndyamuhaki J. Emanzi) and Instagram (@emanzi20).

Published: 01/19/2021