The long a waited African Fiba zone5 tournament will start tomorrow Sunday 21st in Kampala Uganda, with Egypt and Rwanda taking center stage at Lugogo stadium 4pm tomorrow. Followed by the opening ceremony before the womens teams of Rwanda take on Egypt.
And finally the Somali team will face the host nation Uganda in the men’s division at 6 pm local time. This year 6 team are confirmed to participate in the competition;
Since there are only 6 teams they will play Round-robin tournament which
means all teams must meet and play each other instead of group elimination to progress.
The somali consulate in Uganda hon Abdiwali and the president of Somali Basketball federation Adaani, paid a visit today to Team Somalia in training. They were accompanied by officials, journalists and former players. “We shall do what we have came to do, we waited so long and we are ready” said Omar Baaraja the head coach of team Somalia.
List of players. Senior players – men
Yusuf Qaafow #9 ( Captain)
Osman Olol #11
Osman Mohamed #4
Mohamed Tabid #6
Faisal Aden #12
Said Abu Sheikh #5
Hussein Mahdi #10
Ahmed Eman #7
Mohamed-Deeq Olow #8
Koshin Diriye #13
Ahmed Mohamud #14
Ali Aden #15
Although Egypt is said to be the favorite, both Uganda and Somalia are very strong teams.
“At the end of the day Basketball will be the winner” said Grace, Ugandan official. Everything is set for a great tournament and some old scores will be settle in the next 8 days.