Fri, 12th Sept.2014
Kick-off Time: 4:00pm EST
Nkoloma Stadium, Lusaka

Match officials:
Center Ref: Mehdi Gervais Munyanziza (Rwanda)
Ass Ref 1: Honore Simba (Rwanda)
Ass Ref 2: Raymond Nonati Bwiliza (Rwanda).
Fourth Official: Abdoul Karim Twagiramukiza (Rwanda)
Match commissioner: Kalombo Bester (Malawi)

As the Uganda U-17 youngsters checked in this morning at the Entebbe International Airport ahead of the CAF U-17 qualifiers against Zambia, you could depict from the facial expressions the confidence beaming.

Player after player and the team officials including head Coach, Matia Lule oozed with determination to fight gallantly for at least a point from the Friday fixture.

“We are not going for a tourism venture, we are going to play football and hopefully, we come back home with the three points”, Lule told Kawowo Sports.

A team of 24 has left Entebbe for Lusaka via Nairobi using Kenyan Airways flight KQ 411.

Team Uganda will be missing their skipper, Andrew Isiagi (currently in the US) but will be available for the return leg.

Zambia’s threat is expected from Enock Mwepu, Pumulo Siwanga, team captain, Patson Daka , Garry Mwelwa who bushed aside Bostwana 6 -1 on aggregate at the previous stage.

The successful team over the two legs book a berth at the finals tournament next year which will be held in Niger.

Goalkeepers: Eric Kibowa and Edward Kasibante
Defenders: Diego Katumba, Joel Jangeyambe (Right) and Alex Komakech, Bashir Askiu, Samuel Kato Neyemhimana and Badru Nsubuga
Midfielders: Emmanuel Olinga, Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwebaze, Ashraf Mugume, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Pius Obuya (left) and Julius Poloto (Right)
Strikers: Shaban Muhammed, Willy Ochieng, Charles Ssebutinde and Ezra Bidda

Head of Delegation: Mariam Kaliga

Head Coach: Matia Lule

Assistant Coach: Peter Onen

Team Doctor: Jack Walugembe

Team Manager: Herbert ‘Massanda’ Nsubuga

Media Officer: Emmanuel Ndugga

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

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