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AFCON U-17 Qualifiers: Uganda Cubs safe and sound in Kigali, Rwanda

The Uganda Cubs (U17 boys football team) safely landed in Kigali Rwanda on Monday night December 7, 2020.

The team that comprises of 20 players and ten officials left Entebbe International Airport at 9:30pm aboard Rwanda Air.

The contingent is now accommodated at Dove hotel, Kigali where they will temporarily reside before being transported to Huye City where group A matches will be played from.

‘We traveled well from Entebbe to Kigali in Rwanda. As a requirement for visitors in Rwanda, we were subjected to COVID-19 tests upon arrival and in quarantine as we await the results by Wednesday. The players and officials are all safe as we await to travel to Huye’ Issa Kakaire Magoola, Leader of Delegation stated.

Team coordinator Bashir Mutyaba and Leader of Delegation Issa Kakaire Magoola
Some of the Uganda Cubs players upon arrival at Kigali International Airport

Uganda being the reigning regional champion, will want to settle for nothing less but a trophy that will guarantee them an automatic place in the U17 AFCON finals.

Uganda is pitted in group A with rivals Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia.

The tournament is set to kick-off on 12 December up to December 22, 2020.

The two finalists will qualify for the U17 AFCON finals that will be staged in Morocco next year where the two finalists still will qualify for U17 FIFA World Cup.

Full Uganda Delegation:


  1. Mwebe Henry Goalkeeper – (Express Fc Junior Team)
  2. Magada Abdu – Goalkeeper (Busoga United Junior Team)
  3. Oyirwoth Humphrey- Goalkeeper (Express Fc Junior Team)
  4. Mulema Vincent Defender (Kyetume Fc Junior Team)
  5. Ibrahim Juma – Defender (KCCA SA)
  6. Luyima Enock – Defender (Volf SA)
  7. Mukisa Simon – Defender (KCCA SA)
  8. Gava Peter – Defender (Express FC Junior Team)
  9. Madoi Ronald – Defender (Wakiso Giants Junior Team)
  10. Irinimbabazi Ivan – Midfielder (Bright Stars FC, Junior Team)
  11. Kaliisa Shugai – Midfielder (Express FC Junior Team)
  12. Mutyaba Travis – Midfielder (Vipers Sc Junior Team)
  13. Mwanje Elvis Eddy – Midfielder – (KCCA SA)
  14. Mudiba Samir – Midfielder – Express Fc Junior Team
  15. Magogo Shafiq – Foward (KCCA SA)
  16. Mubiru Hassan – Forward (Express Fc Junior Team)
  17. Mawa Oscar – Forward (KCCA FC SA)
  18. Bugembe Issa – Foward (Bright Stars FC Junior Team)
  19. Jumbe Fahad – Forward (Vipers SC Junior Team)
  20. Basil Tenywa Tuma – Forward (Eton College, United Kingdom)


Magoola Issa-Leader of Delegation

Lutalo Hamzah – Head Coach

Ssenyondo Brian – Assistant Coach

Kiberu Mubarak – Goalkeeping Coach

Kyesimira Arthur – Fitness Coach

Kabatalindwa Mable – Team Doctor

Mutyaba Bashir – Team Manager

Bumpenje Frank – Kits Manager

Mutaka Joseph – Media Officer

Mulekeezi Reagan – 1021.1 FUFA fm (Commentary)

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