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Atuna leaves his role as Gazelles head coach



Uganda National Women’s Basketball team (Gazelles) head coach Alberto Atuna has stepped down from his role

Atuna who was appointed as the Gazelles head coach in January this year guided the team to their third Afrobasket tournament.

On Monday morning, Atuna confirmed his departure via his social media platforms

“It is time to say goodbye. I would never have thought that in such a short ime, being part of something as big as “The Gazelles” would make me feel like a coach in such a deep way. We made history.”

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“Just Thank You, especially to the players. Those of you who accompanied me in February and/or Afrobasket, thank you FUBA and President Nasser (Sserunjogi). I’m sure it’s not goodbye but until next time UG.” Said Atuna

The Spaniard led the Gazelles to the last 8 of the FIBA Women’s Afrobasket that was held in Rwanda this year.

At the same tournament, Uganda pulled off one of the greatest shocks in African basketball history when they beat 11 time Champions Senegal 85-83.

Uganda’s journey was however ended by host nation Rwanda before they lost to Mozambique. They managed to finish seventh following their triumph over Guinea.

Meanwhile, Atuna’s assistants Nicholas Natuhereza and Mavita Ali are expected to stay with the team.

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