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AFCON U17 Finals: Uganda Cubs Holds Kenya U18 to a Goalless Draw

CAF U17 AFCON – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (14th-28th April 2019)

Angola vs Uganda

Uganda vs Tanzania

Nigeria vs Uganda 

Group A: Tanzania, Angola, Nigeria, and Uganda

Group B: Guinea, Cameroon, Senegal, and Morocco .

Uganda U17 National team (Cubs) played to a goalless draw with their Kenya counterparts (U18) in a trial match at Utali ground Nairobi Kenya.

This is the first match as per the program of the technical team arrangements during the camp in Kenya as the  youngsters prepare for the CAF U17 AFCON finals in Dar es Salaam Tanzania 2019.

Mugisha Rogers amidst 3 Kenya Opponents

After the match, head coach Paa Samuel Kwesi Fabin noted that he was impressed with the performance of his side despite the goalless result.

‘I am happy with the results and the overall performance of the boys. It  gives me a good analysis of the boys’ performance, helps in rating them and what to add while we prepare for the finals in Tanzania’  noted Paa Samuel Kwesi Fabin.

Uganda U17 Coach Paa Samuel Kwesi Fabin speaks to media after the match

Kenya’s Coach noted that the match came at the right time before his team departs to North Africa.

‘We played very well and this match has given me a clear view of the whole camp we have had ahead of our trip to Egypt’ said Micheal Amenga

Kenya U18 Coach Micheal Amenga speaks to journalists after the match

The Cubs (Uganda 17) will spend 9 days (from 1st-9th April) before heading to Tanzania on 10th April for the U17 AFCON finals meanwhile Kenya jets out to Alexandria, Egypt, on April 4, 2019, for the four nations tournament that has Egypt, Morocco and Algeria.

The final tournament (U17 AFCON) will kick off on 14th and end on 28th April 2019 in Tanzania. Uganda is in group A with the hosts, Nigeria and Angola

The top two teams in each of the two groups in the tournament will qualify automatically for the U17 FIFA World Cup that will be held in Brazil.

Cubs starting XI against Kenya U18, Back row L-R; Mugisha Rogers, Komaketch Jack, Idi Abdul Wahid, Mugulusi Isma, Kasozi Samson and Kizito Gavin Mugweri (Captain). Front row L-R; Kawooya Andrew, Kakaire Thomas, Opiro Innocent, Asaba Ivan and Ibrahim Juma.
Kenya U18 XI

Main Photo: Mugisha Rogers (White) shows the Kenyans his skills 

 

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