David Isabirye | Kawowo Sports Uganda U-17 line up against Belarus in one of the preparation games

CAF U-17 AFCON:

Sunday, 14th April 2019

Angola Vs Uganda

Uganda U-17 national team, the Cubs face Angola on the opening day of the 2019 CAF U-17 Afcon championship in Tanzania.

This will be the second of group A matches. Hosts Tanzania will open up with Tanzania in the official opening match of the championship whose four semi-finalists will qualify for the FIFA U-17 tournament in Brazil.

The Ugandan side has a new coach, Ghanian Samuel Paa Kwesi Fabin who is barely a month on the job, having replaced Peter Onen, who was with the team in the zonal qualifiers.

David Isabirye | Kawowo Sports Gavin Kizito Mugweri


We have a mission that we started here last year in the Zonal qualifiers and we are looking forward to accomplish it. We are well prepared for Angola game and hopeful we will get maximum points.

Gavin Kizito Mugweri, Uganda U-17 Team Captain


We have critically analysed the Angola side. We have identified their strong and weak areas. We know what they are made of. We don’t have stars but a team. We are going to use the strength of our team

Samuel Paa Kwesi, Uganda U-17 Head Coach
David Isabirye | Kawowo Sports Uganda Cubs head coach, Samuel Paa Kwesi addressing the media in the official pre-match press conference (Photo: FUFA Media)

The team had a preparatory tournament in Turkey, organized by UEFA before returning from two training camps; one at the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru and the second in Kenya.

In Kenya, they played two build up matches with slightly over-aged teams – Kenya U-18 and Gor Mahia U-20.

The warm up game against Kenya U-18 ended goal-less and the match against Gor Mahia U-20 was an 8 goal thriller in a 4 all stalemate.

Star players:

Kirinya-Jinja S.S junior team goalkeeper Delton Oyo is expected to be named ahead of Ndejje University’s Jack Komakech and Bright Stars’ Patrick Mubiru.

The midfield duo of Vipers Ivan Asaba and Bright Stars’ Thomas Kakaire are the Junior side’s think tank with the task to seek goal vested upon
Yasin Abdu Owane (Vipers SC), Mugulusi Isma (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), Mugisha Rogers (Mbarara City FC), Opira Justine(KCCA SA), Kawooya Andrew (Vipers SC) and Idi Abdul Wahid (Onduparaka).

In the official opener, hosts Tanzania will face West Africans, Nigeria in an epic clash.

 Uganda Cubs pool of players:

Goalkeepers: Oyo Delton (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), Jack Komaketch (Ndejje University FC), and Mubiru Patrick (Bright Stars FC)

Other players: Kevin Ssekimbegga (Express FC), Ibrahim Juma (KCCA FC), Kasozi Samson (Bright Stars FC), Kizito Mugweri Gavin (Vipers SC), Wasswanga Shafik (Ndejje University FC), Opira Innocent (Ndejje University), Ssekajja Davis (Bright Stars FC), Kakaire Thomas (Bright Stars FC), Iddi Abdul Wahid (Cagliari FC – Italy), Mwaka Polycarp (Ndejje University FC), Opaala Edrine Mukisa (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), John Kokas Alou (URA FC), Jarieko James (Paidha Black Angels FC), Asaba Ivan (Vipers SC), Najib Yiga (Vipers SC), Yasin Abdu Owane (Vipers SC), Mugulusi Isma (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), Mugisha Rogers (Mbarara City FC), Opira Justine(KCCA SA), Kawooya Andrew (Vipers SC)

Uganda Group Stage matches:

  • Angola Vs Uganda
  • Uganda Vs Tanzania
  • Nigeria Vs Uganda

Groups:

  • A: Tanzania, Angola, Nigeria and Uganda
  • B: Guinea, Cameroon, Senegal and Morocco

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