22 January 2011

UGANDA : Chance to convince coaches ahead of final selection


Today at YMCA
Uganda v UCU (8pm)
Women trial
Select side v Uganda (6pm)

It may not be even close to the competition Team Uganda could face in hosts Rwanda, Egypt and Kenya at the Fiba Africa Zone V Nations Championship but half a loaf is better than none.

This evening, the national men’s and women’s teams will test two weeks of sacred training at UCU, Mukono in a fundraising game at the YMCA courts in Wandegeya. Much as Fuba is aiming to get funds for the February 7-14 tournament, it’s different for the 14 players on either side seeking to skew the coaches’ minds in their favour.

Coach Gad Eteu’s men’s team face UCU Canons in the late game superseding the women’s side, tutored by Mandy Juruni, clash with a select side. Centre Robert Mubiru skipped training this week due to family obligations and graduation at Makerere University which opens a window for Edwin Kateregga to make the grade.

Afidra exploited
In training, power forward Isaac Afidra has been exploited as an option to help out Mubiru in case the team goes in with only one big man and an avalanche of guards. For UCU, guard Sudi Ulanga and Kenyan forward Martin Okwako will surely be the go-to men having been in training since joining the institution earlier this month from Falcons and Kyambogo Warriors respectively. The women’s game is at 6 p.m.

source : http://www.monitor.co.ug

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