The Uganda U-17 National football team, known as ‘The Cubs’ will camp in South Africa as part of preparations for the upcoming U-17 Africa Cup of Nations to take place in Tanzania next month.
In South Africa, the Uganda Cubs are expected to play build up matches with some junior sides in the country during their ten-day external camp.
Currently the team is at Fufa Technical Centre in Njeru, Jinja for a residential training camp before they will fly out.
Early this month, the Cubs participated in the UEFA U-17 Assist tournament in Turkey where they only won one of the three games they played.
The team will thereafter fly to the host city of the tournament, Dar-Es-Salaam on the 11th of April to undertake the mandatory Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test to confirm their age.
The final tournament will kick off on 14th and end on 28th April 2019 in Tanzania. Uganda is in group A with the hosts, Nigeria and Angola
The top two teams in each of the two groups in the tournament will qualify automatically for the 2019 U-17 FIFA World Cup that will be held in Peru.
Uganda’s group stage fixtures;
14th April 2019: Angola vs Uganda
17th April 2019: Uganda vs Tanzania
20th April 2019: Nigeria vs Uganda