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.
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
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
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.
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