Uganda Cubs, the national U17 football team, safely landed at Addis Ababa International Airport in Ethiopia yesterday ahead of the TotalEnergies U17 Africa Cup of Nations Zonal Qualifiers.
Before leaving Kampala, Head Coach Hamzah Lutalo had named the final squad that will take part in the qualifiers scheduled to take place between 30th September – 10th October at Abebe Bikila Stadium.
The team is composed of 25 players.
Uganda is in group B alongside Rwanda, Burundi, Djibouti and Sudan. The Team will kick start the tournament against minnows Djibouti on 1st October 2022. Three days later, the Cubs will then face Burundi on Matchday two.
Lutalo’s charges will complete group business on 13th October against neighbours Rwanda. The semifinals will take place on 16th October while the final will come on 19th of the same month.
Uganda will seek to advance to the finals for the third successive time including the 2021 edition that was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Jamil Ed Rashid
Hafidhu Ssonko Ssembatya
Leader Of Delegation – Sam Mpiima
Head Coach – Hamzah Lutalo
Assistant Coach – Brian Ssenyondo
Goalkeeping Coach – Mubarak Kiberu
Fitness Coach – Simeon Massa
Team Manager – Bashir Mutyaba
Team Doctor – Michael Kamu Gumisiriza
Kits Manager – Veron Noah Ddamba
Team Media Officer – Joel Kivumbi
FUFA Staff – Mansoor Azed Kimumwe