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D-DAY : Rwanda U-17 Vs Uganda U 17 Match Preview

CAF U-17 Qualifiers:

Friday, 1st August 2014

Rwanda U-17 Vs Uganda U-17

At Umuganda Stadium, Gisenyi City

Kick off Time : 3 pm (Rwandan time, 4 pm Ugandan Time)

Match Officials:

Pacifique Ndabihawenimana (Center referee) – Burundi

Pascal Ndimunzigo (1st Assistant) – Burundi

Shabani Niyungeko (2nd Assistant) – Burundi

Eric Gasinzigwa (Reserve reserve) – Burundi

Alfred Rwiza Kishongole (4th Official) – Tanzania

An hour’s training session for Uganda U-17 team at the match day venue (Umuganda stadium) in Gisenyi at the Rwanda – Congo border indicated signs of a team at a mission to accomplish.

From the body language to the morale of each member of the team and officials inclusive, Uganda is more than ready for the return leg, having won 4 – 0 in Kampala,10 days ago.

Team News:


It has been a rosy period of preparation for the team that has been camping at Njeru Technical center.

They played one friendly game last Sunday, winning 8 – 0 against a Kawempe select side.

The team travelled safely from Kampala via Kabale and Kigali and finally at Gisenyi where they are accomodated at Peace land hotel, overlooking the beautiful Lake Kivu.

There are no injuries in the team and every member of the squad looks set to play the game.

Head coach, Matia Lule will announce the final starting team just hours to the kick off.

Matia is expected to name virtually an unchanged side that started the game in Kampala with one or two changes if any.


The Junior Wasps named Lee Johnson, succeeding Aloys Kanamugire, who handled the first game in Kampala. 

Kanamugire is now assistant coach. They have added 4 players to the team including a Ugandan born midfielder, Gerald Tumwesigye, now at Qatar based soccer academy.

Tumwesigye previously featured at Proline Soccer Academy. Their Belgian based players (Patrick Honore and Kevin Muhire are also still with the team).

The match will be free for all.

Main Photo: The Ugandan team that started in the first leg at Namboole Stadium

Photo Credits: FUFA Communications Department

One Reply to “D-DAY : Rwanda U-17 Vs Uganda U 17 Match Preview”

  1. we wish them the best of luck in Rwanda. GOD BLESS UGANDA.

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