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AFCON U17 Finals: Uganda vs Tanzania; It is a Decider match- says Kwesi

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

Angola 1-0 Uganda 

Uganda vs Tanzania (Wednesday 17th April 2019) 5pm 

Nigeria vs Uganda (Saturday 20th April 2019)

Group A: Tanzania, Angola, Nigeria, and Uganda

Group B: Guinea, Cameroon, Senegal, and Morocco 

The Uganda U1-7 National team is relishing to keep fighting till when they get points to remain at the ongoing Total CAF AFCON U-17 tournament in Dar es Salaam.. Despite falling short in their opener to Angola, the Cubs still have confidence ahead of their match with hosts Tanzania on Wednesday.

As quoted by both by the head coach Fabin Kwesi and team captain Garvin Mugweri Kizito, the youngsters believe they can make a comeback and win their game against CECAFA regional rivals – Tanzania at  National Stadium.

Cubs forward Yiga Najib perfects his dribbling skills during training

Before conducting the last training at GymKhana ground, a pre-match press conference was held at the National Stadium

While in the pre-match press conference head coach Kwesi noted that this game comes in as a decider.

‘Definitely if you lose, you are out of the contention so we are approaching it with all the energy it deserves and give it our best shot and wait for the final result. We have done our home work well. We want to get maximum points’ Kwesi noted

Head Coach Paa Samuel Kwesi Fabin during the pre-match press conference

The team captain Kizito Garvin Mugweri believes they can comeback.

‘We went down in our opening fixture against Angola but we are not out of the competiton. We have another chance to make a comeback. We are playing a team we have ever played but we are not underrating it, all minds are focused onto getting a win out of it’ said Kizito

Team Captain Kizito Garvin Mugweri while addressing the media at the Pre-match press conference

Uganda plays against Tanzania (Hosts) in the second fixture before taking on Nigeria in the final group A match

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

Team officials:

Ariga Rasoul – Leader of Delegation

Paa Samuel Kwesi Fabin – Head Coach

Magera Jackson – 1st Assistant coach

Hamuza Lutalo – 2nd Assistant coach

Mubarak Kiberu – Goalkeeper coach

Osei-Owusu Derrick – Physical fitness coach

Emmanuel Nakabago – Team Doctor

Bashir Mutyaba – Team Coordinator

Omaria Bosco – Team Media Officer

Bumpenje Frank – Kit Manager

MAIN PHOTO:  Youngsters in their last training at GymKhana, Dar es Salaam – Tanzania


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