After arriving safely in Tanzania on Tuesday evening, the Uganda Under 17 National team underwent the mandatory CAF MRI tests on Wednesday before conducting their first training session later in the evening ahead of their Zonal CAF Qualifiers campaign that kicks off on Saturday 11th August 2018.
The team flew from Entebbe International Airport via Kigali before connecting finally to Julius Nyerere International Airport. The Cubs are accommodated at Seascape Hotel, Dar es Salaam.
The contingent’s Leader of Delegation is FUFA Executive Committee Member Ariga Rasoul.
While speaking to http://www.fufa.co.ug/, Ariga revealed FUFA’s dream is to see the team progress to the finals of the Continental soccer show piece in Tanzania next year.
“Our dream is to be in AFCON. The boys are in shape, team officials are more of parents to the players, so my commitment is that we are planning to comeback with good results,” said Ariga
Ariga also talked about Uganda’s opponents.
“Djibouti, our neighbours Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan are teams we have played before and with the morale here we are coming with the trophy,” he added.
Another training will be conducted on Thursday 9th August, Uganda’s first game in Group B is against Ethiopia on Sunday 12th.