The Uganda U-17 football team (The Cubs) are in Bujumbura for an international friendly match with Burundi scheduled for Tuesday 15th January 2019.
A 28 man contingent of twenty players and eight officials led by Executive Member Chrispus Kalibbala travelled by road and arrived on Monday morning.
The team had spent a week in residential camp at the FUFA Technical Center Njeru preparing for the CECAFA U20 tournament which was postponed to an unknown date.
Uganda will host the regional tournament. Eleven nations – Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Rwanda, Burundi, Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Sudan and neighbours South Sudan – confirmed participation.
The Cubs are also preparing for the upcoming AFCON under 17 in April in Tanzania while the hosts Burundi are gearing up for the AFCON U20 in Niger next month
Contingent to Burundi:
Goalkeepers: Delton Oyo (Kirinya-Jinja S.S Junior Team), Jack Komakech (Ndejje University Junior Team)
Defenders: John Rogers (Onduparaka Junior Team), Kevin Ssekimbega (Express Junior Team), Innocent Opiro (Ndejje University Junior Team), Ibrahim Juma (KCCA Soccer Academy), Gavin Kizito Mugweri (Vipers Junior Team), Samson Kasozi (Bright Stars Junior Team)
Midfielders: John Kokas Alou (URA Junior Team), Ronnie Ziraba (Express Junior Team), Davis Sekajja (Bright Stars JT), Thomas Kakaire (Bright Stars JT), Andrew Kawooya (Vipers SC JT), Polycarp Mwaka (Ndejje University JT)
Forwards: Isma Mugulusi (KJSS JT), Ivan Asaba (Vipers SC JT), Najib Yiga (Vipers SC JT), Rogers Mugisha (Mbarara City JT), Yasin Abdul Owane (Vipers SC JT), James Jareiko (Paidha Black Angels FC JT).
Leader of Delegation: Chris Kalibala
Technical Team: Jackson Magera- 1st assistant coach, Hamuza Lutalo – 2nd Assistant Coach and Mubarak Kiberu – Goalkeeping coach
Officials: Bashir Mutyaba -Team Cordinator, Nsereko H Kawuma- Media Officer, Emmanuel Nakabago- Team Doctor, Frank Bumpenje- Kits Manager and Ahmed Kabali- Team Driver