Basketballghana.com can confirm the Federation of Uganda Basketball Associations (FUBA) has lost little over $191,000 in expenditure after failing to honour qualification games to the 2021 FIBA African Nations Basketball Championship (AfroBasket).
Uganda was prevented from participating in the final round of qualifiers held in Monastir, Tunisia after five players tested positive for COVID before a crunch tie against Egypt.
FIBA issued a statement regarding the postponement of games involving Uganda to a yet to be determined date and prevented the East African country contingent from playing in the qualifiers.
However, Uganda was frustrated by the decision since seven players tested negative and met the required number of players that makes a team eligible to play in a FIBA competition. The SilverBacks were eager to see out the qualification process with the available players.
Ghana’s leading basketball portal can report the cost of preparation for the qualifiers cost FUBA over 700 Million Shillings or $191,000. Uganda needs a win in three games to progress from Group D to this year’s AfroBasket.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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