Key Dates and Activities:
CAF U-17 Regional Qualifiers (CECAFA) in Tanzania 11th-26th August 2018
Uganda’s opening game is against Ethiopia on 12th August 2018
MRI tests for players-10th-15th July 2018
Non Residential training starts on Monday 16th July, 2018
AFCON U-17 Finals- Tanzania 12th -26th May 2019 (Top 4 Qualify for FIFA U-17 World Cup in Peru 2019)
The Technical team of the Uganda U-17 National side-Cubs has named 31 players for preparations of the CAF U-17 Central East Regional Qualifiers in Tanzania.
However the players will undergo the mandatory MRI tests before they are considered for training under head coach Peter Onen.
‘The tests will be conducted to ascertain the true age of players because it is one of the many requirements before the final squad is submitted to CAF’ said FUFA Communications Manager Ahmed Hussein.
The FUFA Youth Development officer Bashir Mutyaba confirmed the latest developments.
‘The players to undergo the tests have been identified by the technical team and we believe they will do a good job. Our training programme has been communicated to the key stakeholders. We need to improve on our performance from the one we had in Burundi because only one team will qualify for the AFCON U-17 Finals’
What is MRI?
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a test that uses powerful magnets, radio waves, and a computer to make detailed pictures inside your body.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Bones, Skeletal MRI. Bone MRI uses a strong magnetic field combined with radio frequency waves to create highly detailed, cross-sectional images of selected bones and surrounding tissues.
The Uganda U-17 Squad;
MAIN PHOTO: Uganda National team that featured in the CECAFA U-17 Championship.