KAMPALA, (Xinhua) --
The Federation of International Basketball
Association (FIBA) has selected Uganda to host the 2017 FIBA Africa
Zone V Club Championships for both women and men.
Ambrose Tashobya, Federation of Uganda Basketball Association
president told Xinhua in an interview on Wednesday that the event
will be held in October.
Uganda’s City Oilers and Kenya’s Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) are the
defending champions in the men and women categories respectively.
The regional club competition attracts the League champion teams
from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia,
Sudan, South Sudan, Burundi and Egypt.
The annual regional basketball competition is staged by member
countries on a rotational basis. Uganda hosts the event after
Tanzania staged last year’s edition while Rwanda organized the 2015
While City Oilers will represent Uganda in the men’s category, UCU
Lady Canons will take part in the women’s category. Rwanda will be
represented by League champions Patriots and APR for the men and
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