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FUBA Struggles to Pay Loan After Silverbacks Qualification for Afrobasket Games

Arnold Katabi Vice President of Marketing, media and publicity at FUBA says that the team needed more than 100,000 United States Dollars to prepare for the qualifiers.
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The Federation of Uganda Basketball Association, FUBA is mobilizing funds to pay the loan they acquired to help the National Basketball team, Silverbacks participate in the Afrobasket qualifiers. 

Before going to Morocco, the team was financially crippled when the National Council of Sports-NCS revealed that they did not have funds to facilitate the National Basketball team in the qualifying games.

 

However, FUBA was forced to acquire a loan of 100,000 United States Dollars to facilitate the team’s participation in the qualifiers.

Arnold Katabi Vice President of Marketing, media and publicity at FUBA says that the team needed more than 100,000 United States Dollars to prepare for the qualifiers.

The Basketball team spent a few days in Cairo Egypt where they had a partial training camp as the local-based contingent was waiting to link up with foreign players before flying to Morocco.

Katabi however says that the Federation is still engaging the National Council of sports over the matter.

 

//Cue in the National Council …  

Cue out: … borrowed the money”//

Uganda's games were supposed to be played in February this year where the second window of the qualifiers was organized in Tunisia. However, after several Uganda team members tested positive for COVID-19, the International Basketball governing body, FIBA postponed Uganda’s fixtures.  

FIBA pushed Uganda's Group E games against Morocco and Cape Verde to be played between June 15th and 15th July. On July 8 Uganda defeated Morocco and qualified for Afrobasket games slated in August this year in Kigali, Rwanda  



The Sports sub-sector never received any increment in the 2021/22 financial year budget. Sports received 18 billion of which 10 billion shillings was allocated to Football. The remaining sports Federations are supposed to utilize the 8 billion shillings. Uganda has over 48 sports Federations. 

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