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Uganda Cubs continue with preparations ahead of AFCON U-17 Zonal qualifiers

U-17 Total CAF Africa Cup of Nations Zonal Qualifiers

13 – 28, December 2020 (To be Hosted by Rwanda)

Group A: Rwanda, Eritrea and South Sudan

Group B: Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya

Group C: Sudan, Djibouti and Tanzania.

 The Uganda U-17 youngsters who have been in a training camp for a fortnight now at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru under the stewardship of head coach Hamza Lutalo, among other coaches.

They were edged 5-2 by their counterparts of Uganda Hippos team in their last friendly match on Sunday in Njeru. 

The team reported to camp on Friday November 6, will spend at least a month in Njeru before heading to Rwanda on in early December, for the U17 Total CAF AFCON CECAFA Zonal qualifiers.

The U-17 players during stretching drills

The tournament will be held in Rwanda from 13 – 28, December 2020.

Uganda is in group B with finalists Ethiopia and arch rivals Kenya.

This year’s edition will have 9 countries taking part namely host Rwanda, reigning champion Uganda, Eritrea, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Djibouti and Tanzania

The top two finalists will get rights to play in the 2021 U17 AFCON in Morocco as CECAFA representatives.

Tanzania hosted the last edition of the championship in 2019 that was won by Uganda who beat Ethiopia 3-1 in the final.

Players in camp: Mwebe Henry, Oryoth Humphrey, Norman Rukari, Mukisa Daniel, Magada AbdulMulema Vincent, Waswaga Shafic, Juma Ibrahim, Enock Luyima, Gover Peter, Madoi Ronald, Ssebulime Pius, Mukisa Simon, Kato Derrick, Irinimbabazi Ivan, Mukiibi Yasin, Bawunda David, Opaala Edwin, Mutyaba Travis,  Mudiba Samir, Elvis Muwonge, Kalisa Shugai, Sekibengo Godfrey, Bugembe Issa,  Kifumba Faizo, Mawa Oscar, Odongo Allan, Kiggundu Allan, Kyeyune Abasi, Basil Tenywa, Magogo Shafik, Christopher Nyongesa, Opio Alex, Mubiru Hassan, Jumbe Fahad