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FUBA Withdraw Silverbacks From Olympics Qualifiers

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Uganda men’s National basketball team, the Silverbacks, will not be competing at the 2024 Paris Olympics Qualifiers!

The team initially pitted in Group A of the Olympic Pre-qualifying tournament, has been withdrawn by FUBA due to financial constraints.

FUBA has not received money from Government (NCS) to fly out the team for the tournament in Lagos, Nigeria that get underway on Monday, August 14.

It’s a sad development for Uganda’s basketball, and it comes on the back of the Gazelles (Women team) adventure in Rwanda that saw the side finish seventh at Afrobasket.

The Silverbacks were pitted against Mali, Senegal and Nigeria while Group B has DR Congo, Cameroon, Guinea and Tunisia.

This, is being played by teams that missed out on the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Ivory Coast, South Sudan, Egypt, Angola and Cape Verde who will represent the Continent at the World Cup, also earned automatic tickets to Olympics 2024 in Paris.

The five, will be joined a sixth team from Africa to Olympics.

The sixth team will be the winner of the Olympics Pre Qualifying tournament.

It’s strong to note that the Silverbacks finished bottom of Group E in the second round of the World Cup qualifiers.

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