2015 Afrobasket: Gabon Overwhelm Gazelles in Opener


A few hours after the failure of The Democratic Alliance TDA to field its joint candidate in the forthcoming Presidential elections, viagra buy Forum for Democratic Change FDC has set October 5, information pills 2015 as the date of nominating Dr Kizza Besigye as the party’s presidential candidate.

This was revealed by FDC Spokesperson, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda on Thursday while speaking on the sidelines of Eid celebrations at Kibuli Mosque.

“On October 5, we will nominate our candidate Dr Kizza Besigye,” said Ssemujju.

According to the Electoral Commission roadmap, the presidential aspirants’ respective parties must officially write to the electoral body to book a date for nomination.

The EC has temporarily set October 5 and 6 as nomination dates for presidential candidates.

“On that day, presidential aspirants present to us the nomination forms and proof for academic qualifications,” said EC publicist Jotham Taremwa.

“After verifying the authenticity of documents and supporters’ forms, we then declare them candidates thus flagging off their campaigns,” he added.

FDC is yet to return Besigye’s nomination forms to the Electoral Commission. Neither have they booked space for nomination which is set to take place at Mandela National Stadium.

Meanwhile, Ssemujju said FDC rejected the joint candidature of Hon Amama Mbabazi as they could not verify his alleged support within NRM structures.

He said Mbabazi informed The Democratic Alliance that he had considerable support in NRM, a reason he maintained his membership to the party.

“TDA failed because Amama Mbabazi needed more time for his supporters who are still in the NRM party primaries to finish up yet there is no time because we are not sure that they will join him,” said Ssemujju.

“But we shall continue working together as opposition members because we all have the same goal of getting power from the ruling NRM party,” he added.

Ssemujju said political parties seeking a change in government would meet next week to forge a way forward ahead of the 2016 elections.
Gabon marked a decade long return back to the women Afrobasket with a sweet victory as they overwhelmingly thrashed Uganda women’s team, sickness the Gazelles 70-39 in the opening group A match in Yaounde, information pills Cameroun.

Uganda started on a back foot making only nine points in the first quarter with their west African opponents doubling their efforts. Peace Proscovia stepped up the attack scoring four points to help the Gazelles to win the second quarter 16-11 reducing the gap to only four points into half time.

The Ugandans who missed the services of American based Sharon Karungi and Claire Lamunu could not resist furthers as they only added fourteen to their tally losing the remaining quarters 20-8 and 21-6.

Gabon’s Geraldine Robert Yema earned the match best player with 19 Points and 17 rebounds while Peace Proscovia was the best for the Gazelles scoring nine Points, symptoms eight rebounds but no single assist.

Uganda will face Mozambique on Friday before tussling with Cameroun on Saturday, South Africa on Monday and summing group stages with Mali a day later.

Uganda’s fixture:
24 September 2015
Gabon 70–39 Uganda
[18–9,11–16, 20–8, 21–6]

25 September
Mozambique vs. Uganda

26 September
Uganda vs. Cameroon

28 September
Uganda vs. South Africa

29 September
Uganda vs. Mali



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