The President of the Federation of Uganda Basketball Association FUBA, Ambrose Tashobya has said they will have to borrow money to facilitate the womens team for the AfroBasket competition in Cameroon.
Ambrose Tashobya, President of the Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) told URN that besides promoting basketball and other sports opportunities for Ugandan children and youth from all backgrounds, the group will promote Ugandan basketball at International level, build and manage a basketball facility and also provide a platform for business in Uganda to learn lessons from elite sport.
However, while speaking to URN later, UOC President William Blick said they are yet to receive even half of the money that was earlier released by the government and the deficit of Ugx 347million for clearing the allowances and balance on air tickets.
Vice President Edward Ssekandi will accompany the team for the 2014 Commonwealth Games to take place in Glasgow, Scotland. Ambrose Tashobya, an executive member of the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) who will be the Chief-de- Mission, disclosed to URN on Thursday morning that Ssekandi will represent President Yoweri Museveni at the Games.
The Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) is hunting for Shs25 million to facilitate the team during the FIBA Africa Zone 5 Championship which started in Dare es Salam, Tanzania on Monday evening.
Ugandaâ€™s national basketball teams could miss out of the 2013 FIBA Africa Zone 5 Championships which take place in Tanzania this month if the local Federation fails to raise Shs73.5 million, the Chairman has said.
Close to 210 delegates from 71 countries will attend the CGF General Assembly to take place on September 28. Uganda reportedly beat Botswana, Bahamas and Lesotho in the bid to host the 2012 Assembly. The CGF is the organization that is responsible for the direction and control of the Commonwealth Games.
After verbal battles with MTN Uganda and the National Council of Sports (NCS), Federation of Uganda Basketball Associations (FUBA) has secured the Lugogo Indoor Stadium to host the forth coming Africa Zone 5 regional club championship this month.
The Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) has this morning said after intervention by the State Minister for Sports, Charles Bakkabulindi, Lugogo Indoor Arena will be opened for use for local League games and the forth coming Zone 5 tournament.
MTN that spent over 1.8 billion shillings to renovate Lugogo Indoor Stadium last year, ordered the National Council of Sports (NCS) not to allow the basketball body to use the facility until new hoops have been imported in the country.
Ambrose Tashobya, the FUBA president says Lugogo Indoor Stadium is a public facility, adding that there is no way a private company can order National Council of Sports that some games should not be played at the Stadium.
Kyambogo Warriors and Uganda Christian University Lady Canons have proved they badly want to win the menâ€™s and womenâ€™s categories respectively after taking the lead at the end of the Airtel Basketball League first round.