The Federation of Uganda Basketball Associations (FUBA) has today flagged off the Uganda U16 Women’s National Team – the Junior Gazelles will take part in the FIBA U16 Women’s African Championship set to take place in Kigali, Rwanda from July 28 to August 3 at the Amahoro Indoor National Stadium.
The Junior Gazelles, qualified for the championship after winning the Zone 5 qualifiers which were held in Kigali, Rwanda. The team has been in residential camp at the African Bible University in Lubowa
The Junior Gazelles will face competition from the record five-time reigning champions Mali, Egypt, Angola, South Africa, Tanzania, Mozambique and hosts Rwanda in a battle for the continental trophy.
This is the first time that Uganda is competing in this event and the team is indeed excited about donning the national colours.
Nasser Serungongi The FUBA President said “The contingent will depart for Kigali this Friday, July 26 and they will need to finish among the top two teams to qualify for the FIBA U17 Women’s World Cup 2020”
“We are grateful to the Government of Uganda through the National Council of Sports for the continuous support they have offered our National Team programs over the years”. he added
Below is the full squad:
Players: Esther Kwagala, Mary Najjuma, Shillah Aber Lamunu, Patience Nantume, Sharifah Nalwadda, Lydia Babirye, Sylvia Namuddu, Joyce Nyapendi, Regina Ajuma, Penitah Nabakooza, Michelle Aber Linda, Mary Moses Amanyo.
Coaches: Roger Serunyigo and Harriet Lubowa
Head of Delegation: Hudson Ssegamwenge (General Secretary, FUBA)