A 30-man squad headed by first assistant coach Jackson Kaddu Magera yesterday morning set off for a 10-day residential training at Njeru technical center. After the 10-day residential training, the squad will be reduced to 23 who will set off for international friendlies where they will play teams from Europe and Africa for an international funded trip by UEFA from 1st and 10th March in Antalya Turkey.
Speaking before departure, the U17 Jackson Magera says the international build ups will motivate his boys.
“The friendlies are going to help the team 100% in terms of motivational factors because when the boys rub shoulders with Europeans they will get so motivated and it will help them perform better in Tanzania “
The team will set off for Turkey on the 28th of February 2019.The CAF U-17 Championship will take place in Tanzania during the month of April 2019. Uganda is part of the eight countries qualified for the youth championship whose four semi-finalists will qualify to play at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Peru.
Recently, the Cubs played an international friendly match with the Burundi U-20 team as part of the early preparations.
30 Players summoned:
Goalkeepers: Oyo Delton (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), Jack Komaketch (Ndejje University FC), Ssemwogerere Daniel (Bright Stars FC) and Sinalya Ben (Express FC)
Rest of the Squad: Kevin Ssekimbegga (Express FC), Ibrahim Juma (KCCA FC), Kasozi Samson (Bright Stars FC), Kizito Mugweri Gavin (Vipers SC), John Rogers (Onduparaka FC), Kiddawalime Saul (Super Cubs), Wasswanga Shafik (Ndejje University FC), Opira Innocent (Ndejje University), Ekellot Ibrahim (KCCA FC), Ssekajja Davis (Bright Stars FC), Ziraba Ronnie (Express FC), Kakaire Thomas (Bright Stars FC), Mwaka Polycarp (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), Opaala Edwine Mukisa (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), John Kokas Alou (URA FC), Mukisa Owen (BUL FC), Jarieko James (Paidha Black Angels FC), Asaba Ivan (Vipers SC), Surundu Ibrahim (KCCA FC), Najib Yiga (Vipers SC), Yasin Abdu Owane (Vipers SC), Mugulusi Isma (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), Lubega Derrick (Express FC), Mugisha Rogers (Mbarara City FC), Abdul Wahid Iddi (Onduparaka FC), Kakande Shafic (Bright Stars FC).
Team officials: Magera Jackson (1st Assistant coach),
Hamuza Lutalo (2nd Assistant coach),
Mubarak Kiberu (Goalkeeper coach),
Emmanuel Nakabago (Team Doctor),
Bashir Mutyaba (Team Manager),
Bumpenje Frank (Kit Manager)