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AFCON U17 Qualifiers: Uganda cubs Conduct first training in Tanzania


Sunday 12 August

  • Uganda vs Ethiopia

Friday 17th August

  • South Sudan vs Uganda

Sunday 19th August

  • Kenya vs Uganda

Wednesday 22nd August

  • Uganda vs Djibouti

After arriving safely in Tanzania on Tuesday evening, the Uganda Under 17 National team underwent the mandatory CAF MRI tests on Wednesday before conducting their first training session later in the evening ahead of their Zonal CAF Qualifiers campaign that kicks off on Saturday 11th August 2018.

Boys during their maiden training session in Tanzania on Wednesday.

The team flew from Entebbe International Airport via Kigali before connecting finally to Julius Nyerere International Airport. The Cubs are accommodated at Seascape Hotel, Dar es Salaam.

The contingent’s Leader of Delegation is FUFA Executive Committee Member Ariga Rasoul. While speaking to, Ariga revealed FUFA’s dream is to see the team progress to the finals of the Continental soccer show piece in Tanzania next year.

‘Our dream is to be in AFCON. The boys are in shape, team officials are more of parents to the players, so my commitment is that we are planning to comeback with good results’ said Ariga

Ariga also talked about Uganda’s opponents.

‘Djibouti, our neighbors Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan are teams we have played before and with the morale here we are coming with the trophy’ he added

Leader of Delegation Ariga Rasoul (in Blue) on arrival at Julius Nyerere International Airport Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Another training will be conducted on thursday 9th August, Uganda’s first game in Group B is against Ethiopia on Sunday 12th.

MAIN PHOTO: The youngsters after training at Boko Beach Veteran Stadium on Wednesday evening.

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