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Uganda Cubs reach safely in Kigali, relaxed ahead of CAF Youth qualifier


Rwanda Wasps Vs Uganda Cubs

Friday 1st August 2014

At Umuganda Stadium, Kabavu

K/O: 3 pm (Rwandan Time, 4 pm in Uganda)

The Uganda U-17 travelling contingent that includes a 14 year old player Ezra Bida arrived safely in the Rwandan capital of Kigali on Wednesday evening.



Team arrival at Impala Hotel, Kigali. Experienced team doctor Jack Walugembe carrying his luggage as he is followed by one of the Cubs players. 
The contingent left Kampala on Tuesday at 9:30 pm and reached Kabale district by 6 O’clock in the morning where they had a stopover of about 6 hours at the beautiful Kirigime guest house.


Some of the Cubs players in Kabale at the Kirigime Guest House where they had a six hour rest before heading to Kigali. 
Led by FUFA Executive member Richard Ochom (delegate from North East region), the contingent , that also includes FUFA Technical Director Asuman Lubowa then left Kabale afew minutes into afternoon for clearance at the Gatuna border post.


The boys at Gatuna border post clearing with the immigration.

The team left Gatuna at around 2 pm for a two and half hour journey to the capital, Kigali.

The players had a light training session at the Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) offices and will depart for the match venue (Umuganda Stadium in Gishenyi).


L-R: Richard Ochom (Leader of Delegation) and Executive  Committee member Rasoul Aliga are with the team in Rwanda.

They are accommodated at Impala Hotel In Kigali, Nyabugogo and will depart for Gishenyi on Thursday morning before having a practice round at the match day turf later in the evening.


Team skipper Andrew Okiring Isiagi serves himself dinner at Impala Hotel in Kigali on Wednesday. The team travels to Gishenyi Thursday morning.

In Gishenyi, they will sleep at Peace land Hotel.

Rwanda Wasps host Uganda Cubs in the return leg of the 2015 CAF U-17 Championships qualifiers.


Technical bench only: Team officials L-R: Head coach Matia Lule, Dr Walugembe and assistant coach Peter Onen having a meal on Wednesday at Impala Hotel in Kigali City.

Uganda leads with a 4 – 0 goal advantage and the aggregate winner over the two legs will make it to the last stage of qualifiers against either Zambia or Botswana.

Zambia beat Botswana at home with a slim 1 – 0 victory.



Ready: Cubs players Alex Komakech (L) and Charles Ssebutinde alight from the team bus at Impala Hotel in Kigali.

The eventual successful team will make it to the CAF U-17 Championships in Niger come 2015.

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