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3 Uganda Cubs players pass MRI test

AFCON 2015 U-17 Qualifier:

Sat, 17th July 2014

Uganda Vs Rwanda – 2:00 pm

At Namboole Stadium

Three players, Hassan Ssenyonjo (from Qatar Aspire Academy), Diego Katumba (Dynamic s.s) and Ezra Bidda (Teremugo Primary school) have successfully passed the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) test.


They underwent the MRI test at Kampala International Hospital on Wednesday.

This is a positive development for Coach Matia Lule as two if the players, Kippa Luwalo and Steven Bongomin had been already ruled out of the game against Rwanda this Saturday.


“There is a possibility, we may have a 4th player added as another player, Willy Ochen will undergo the MRI test on Thursday”, Emma Ndugga, the team’s media officer told

Uganda Cubs hosts the Rwanda  Wasps in the first of the double header fixture leg at Namboole Stadium which will be played at 2 pm before the senior side takes on Mauritania at 5pm.

assistant coach and manager

Cubs assistant coach and team Manager, Herbert Nsubuga watch the youngsters train at Namboole on Thursday.

The winner over the two legs qualifies to play Zambia at the last stage of qualification whose eventual winner will qualify to the youth continental championships slated for next year in Niger.

Both Ugandan teams have today trained at Namboole Stadium. The Cubs trained at 2p.m and the Cranes’ training followed thereafter at 5 p.m.

Mauritania held their second training session at Lugogo after their Wednesday drills at the KCCA facility.

The Rwanda Wasps also arrived in the country  today and will conduct their last training at Namboole Stadium at 2pm.

Uganda Cubs Players Camp:

Goal Keepers:

Eric Kibowa, Edward Kasibante and Ali Mwurusi


Alex Komakech (Left Back), Andrew Okiring (Captain)- Right Back, Joel Jangeyambe (Right Back), Kato Samuel Neheyemana (Center Back) and Bashir Asiku (Center Back)


Ahsraf Mugume, Frank ‘Zagga’ Tumwesigye, Pius Obuya, Emma Olinga (Vice Captain), Julius Poloto and Musa Mukalazi


Shaban Muhammed, Charles Ssebutinde and Ezra Bidda.

Main Photo: Under 17 team trains at Namboole Stadium on Thursday evening

Photo Credit: FUFA Communications Department.

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