Africa U-17 Qualifier (Return leg):

Uganda Cubs Vs Seychelles

Lugogo Stadium (Uganda leads 2-1)

At a time when three of team Uganda’s U-17 key players are down for different reasons, the team got a timely boost as another important player, Ahsraf Mugume passed the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) test.

The MRI test is a mandatory check up subject to all players to ascertain the right age category.

Team Skipper, Andrew Okiring (malaria), striker Imran Mpaata (sprained ankle) and Luwalo Kippa (twisted ankle) all sat out the team’s training session at Lugogo on Thursday.

‘We can not completely rule them out now, we have to wait for the doctor’s reports. If they fail to recover, we shall use the available players’, headcoach, Matia Lule told Kawowo Sports.

Mugume, a senior three student at Old Kampala secondary school was drifted in to the team after the first leg.

The team was treated to a special luncheon at Hotel Sojovalo by FUFA President, Moses Magogo during the early hours of Thursday.

The team is preparing for the return leg against Seychelles on Saturday.

Seychelles arrived in the country on Thursday evening. They are set to train at Lugogo on Friday afternoon.

Uganda leads 2 -1 after registering an away victory 2 weeks back. Strikers, Pius Obuya and Charles Ssebutinde notched Uganda’s goals.

The winner on aggregate is set to face Rwanda at the next stage of qualification. 

Niger will host Africa’s U-17 championships next year.

Why the MRI Test?

 Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body.

In many cases MRI gives different information about structures in the body than can be seen with an X-ray, Ultra Sound or Computed Tomography scan.

 MRI also may show problems that cannot be seen with other imaging methods.

For an MRI test, the area of the body being studied is placed inside a special machine that contains a strong magnet.

Pictures from an MRI scan are digital images that can be saved and stored on a computer for more study. The images also can be reviewed remotely, such as in a clinic or an operating room.

In some cases, contrast material may be used during the MRI scan to show certain structures more clearly.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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