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Kampala to host Zone V U-18 meet

By Vision Reporter

Added 5th May 2008 03:00 AM

KAMPALA will host this year’s Africa Zone 5 U-18 youth basketball championships qualifiers on June 19, according to Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) president Ambrose Tashobya.

By Aloysius Byamukama

KAMPALA will host this year’s Africa Zone 5 U-18 youth basketball championships qualifiers on June 19, according to Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) president Ambrose Tashobya.

“We sent in our bid and the continental body allowed us to host the zonal qualifiers,” Tashobya said.

It will be the first time for a continental qualifier to come to Kampala after plans to stage the U-16 cadets’ championships were put off because of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) in Kampala last November.

Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, DR Congo, Seychelles, Djibouti and Egypt will be sending teams to the Kampala competition. The top team in the round robin show will qualify for the finals due in Cairo, Egypt, in August

Meanwhile, FUBA has selected 30 boys and 30 girls for training ahead of the qualifiers. The squad was picked following the national schools’ championships in Mbarara.

The squads:
Boys:
D. Katumba, R. Kavuma, J. Okello, M. Mpalanyi, D. Ssempebwa, I. Kaaya, F. Ssebatindira, C. Kivuma, M. Kayonde, P. Etuku, E. Enabu, P. Sebigeya, P. Muhinda, S. Aine, L. Lutalo, K. Ashaba, X Ouma, P Kateregga, A. Otti, Y. Nyombi, C. Owori, S. Opolot, T. Erau, T. Kakama, A. Saad, I Eshiru, O. Okanya, S. Kasule, R. Muhumuza, B.Mutumba and K. Kayingo.
Girls: D. Nakimuli, S. Aseru, G. Jokundu, R.Kirungi, A. Namilimu, M. Tamale, H. Nabusimba, A. Nakabubi, C. Achieng, B. Noru, B. Antonet, M. Apako, S. Namusisi, A. Naziwa, M. Nakityo, S. Kalungi, M. Amoding, F. Berinda, B. Natukunda, S. Enuna, J. Zalwango, J. Chemtai, M. Muwanga, F. Nakabugo, W. Riga and A. Nalubega.

Kampala to host Zone V U-18 meet

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