Friendly game Result:
Tues, 23rd September 2014:
Uganda Cubs 3 – 1 Entebbe f.c
The Uganda Cubs trained at Nakivubo stadium for the first time this week with a build up game against Entebbe on Tuesday morning.
Strikers Charles Ssebutinde and Shaban ‘Jaggason’ Muhammed netted the (two) Cubs’ goals with Entebbe’s only goal coming off a beautifully executed free kick from Aziz Mugonza.
The Cubs’ coach, Matia Lule experimented with winger Julius Poloto at the heart of the defence alongside Bashir Asiku with Qatar based midfielder, Hassan Ssenyonjo, usually comfortable in central midfield played at the right attack flank.
Team skipper, Andrew Isiagi, fresh from the US based Carlisle academy showed no signs of fatigue as his decently played in cross from the right was well connected by Shaban for the opener.
Poloto mistakenly handled the ball at the edge of the 18 yard box and Aziz Mugonza made no mistake from 30 yards to curl the ball past a four man wall and goal keeper, Edward Kasibante.
As the half time ended one apiece, the Cubs have back a more reformed side, guarding possession jealously and It did not take Shaban long to restore their lead before a late Ssebutinde strike.
“We are now targeting against conceding goals as we continue to score many and many” Head Coach, Matia Lule remarked.
This looks to be the last friendly game for the U-17’s before facing Zambia. The other friendly ended 5 – 0 on Sunday against a Makerere University.
The Zambians are expected to arrive Wednesday with the match slated for Nakivubo Stadium this Saturday.
Uganda trails Zambia by 2 goals and will need a clear cut 3 – 0 to advance for the finals of the Africa u-17 championships that will take place in Niger come January 2015.
All the four semi finalists in Niger qualify to represent at the FIFA World U-17 finals in Chille (July 2015).