The Federation of Uganda Basketball Associations (FUBA) is proud to announce that the Uganda Women’s National Team – the Gazelles will take part in the FIBA 3×3 World Cup Qualifiers scheduled to take place from May 4-5, 2019 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The team has been undergoing training and the girls are confident about raising the nation’s flag high when they take on the other teams at the tournament.
The Gazelles are in Pool A alongside Estonia, Australia and the hosts Puerto Rico while Pool B comprises of Brazil, Spain, New Zealand and Mali.
The Ugandan side will need to finish among the top 3 teams to qualify for the FIBA 3×3 World Cup which is due to take place from June 18-23, 2019 in Netherlands.
We are grateful to the Government of Uganda through the National Council of Sports for the continuous support they have offered our National Team programs over the years.
The national team is fully funded and this has enabled the federation to keep growing and raising the country’s flag and the world stage.
Below is the travelling contingent;
Ageno Sarah Juliet
Nasser Serunjogi (Head of Delegation)
Nicholas Natuhereza (Coach)
SAN JUAN (FIBA 3×3 World Cup Qualifier 2019) – The 16 participating teams (8 men, 8 women) will be in line to earn the last 6 tickets for the FIBA 3×3 World Cup when they meet in San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 4-5, 2019.
Just one day after announcing the teams that have automatically qualified for the FIBA 3×3 World Cup in Amsterdam, Netherlands based on ranking (and hosts and defending champions), FIBA confirmed the list of participants for the first-ever FIBA 3×3 World Cup Qualifier.
The participants are the hosts and the top 7 teams in the FIBA 3×3 Federation Ranking (on November 1, 2018), which are not yet qualified for the FIBA 3×3 World Cup. If a zone had a Zone Cup and the Zone Cup winners were not yet qualified for the World Cup, they automatically made it to the World Cup Qualifier and fewer teams qualified based on the ranking.
This is how Australia’s men and New Zealand’s women (FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup 2018 winners) and Mali’s women and Nigeria’s men (FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup 2018 winners) earned their ticket to Puerto Rico.
The 2-day event will also feature former World Cup medalists Australia’s women (bronze in 2012) and France’s men (bronze in 2017).
List of participants:
Men: Australia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Romania.
Women: Australia, Brazil, Estonia, Mali, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uganda.
The FIBA 3×3 World Cup Qualifier 2019 is the first event on the road to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The top 3 teams (in each gender) in Puerto Rico will get a ticket to the FIBA 3×3 World Cup 2019, where the 3 medalists qualify for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament