Uganda’s Gazelles best improved women basketball team in the world

Uganda has been named as the second most improved team for girls’ basketball in the world for the period 2021-23 by the Federation of International Basketball Association.

According to the National Federation Progression Awards ceremony held in Manila as a part of the XXII FIBA Congress, Uganda’s female basketball team was named second in the top three national teams after getting the second highest number of ranking points gained between 2021 and 2023.

Uganda came second below Slovenia but also above Portugal, Tanzania, Samoa who tied in the third position.

The Gazelles last month left the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket tournament in Kigali with heads high after putting up a stellar performance.

Uganda finished seventh in the tournament, the best ever finish for Uganda in a tournament they participated in for the third time.

Having lost their opening Group C game against Mali, the Gazelles shocked everyone when they beat Senegal 85-83 in their second group game .

The Gazelles later beat neighbours Democratic Republic of Congo, 88-62 to set up a clash with Rwanda in the quarter finals.

They fell on Rwanda’s sword and lost to Mozambique in their first classification game.

The Gazelles however lifted themselves up with an 85-44 win against Guinea in the second classification game.

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