16 August 2012

UGANDA : All set for the FIBA Zone 5 Championships

Fiba Zone 5 Local basketball governing body, FUBA has today announced that all is set to host the Zone 5 championships. The week long regional club basketball competition will be hosted here in Kampala from 20-26th August at two different venues - Lugogo Indoor Stadium (MTN Arena) and Makerere Mainground Basketball Court. "All is set for the opening ceremomy of the Zone 5 championships on Monday" FUBA Administration vice president, Patrick Ogwel said.
Seventeen teams had confirmed participation by press
time. DMark Power and Kyambogo Warriors will represent Uganda on the men's side while UCU Lady Canons and KCCA Leopards on the womens. Other teams that confirmed participation include ; KCB, Cooperative Bank, Eagles Wings and Kenya Port Authority (KPA) from Kenya; ABC, Jeshi Stars, Lioness from Tanzania; Espior and APR from Rwanda; Uranani, New Stars and Berco Stars from Burundi. "We expect teams from Sudan, South Sudan and Ethiopia but we are yet to get confirmation" Ogwel added
Game day tickets will go for Ug Shs. 10000. "This is the biggest tournament in the region so the tickets will go for a little more than the local league games" FUBA publicist, Ali Balunywa said. The federation promised high level organisation after securing the indoor stadium. "We will deliver the most exciting championships in the region" Balunywa said.

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