Uganda U-17 Cubs in Antalya Turkey

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The Ugandan Contingent of U17 players and team officials at Entebbe International Airport before they left on Friday morning for Antalya, Turkey.

The Uganda National football team (U17) finalised with their intensive residential training in Njeru ahead of the invitational tournament in Antalya Turkey.

The team flew out Friday morning (4 am) aboard Egypt Air.

The Team Manager Bashir Mutyaba travelled on Thursday afternoon as the advance party aboard Qatar Airways.

Throughout the ten-day camp at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru the team played two friendly matches to help the coaches assess players’ fitness levels.

The Uganda U17 team-known as ‘The Cubs’ won 3-1 and 2-1 against Jinja SS school team and Football for Good respectively.

Various dynamics and trends of the game like scoring tactics, attacking and defending in numbers, wing play, diagonal crosses, intensity and mobility, transitional play, set-piece situations, endurance amongst other training drills have been tackled in the past few days under head coach Jackson Magera.

The squad of 23 players traveling to Turkey

Goalkeepers:

Jack Komakech (Ndejje University FC), Oyo Delton (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), Ssemwogerere Daniel (Bright Stars FC)

Rest of the Squad: Asaba Ivan (Vipers SC), Ekellot Ibrahim (KCCA FC), Ibrahim Juma (KCCA FC), Jarieko James (Paidha Black Angels FC), John Kokas Alou (URA FC),  John Rogers (Onduparaka FC), Kakaire Thomas (Bright Stars FC), Kakande Shafic (Bright Stars FC), Kasozi Samson (Bright Stars FC), Kevin Ssekimbegga (Express FC), Kiddawalime Soul (Super Cubs), Kizito Mugweri Gavin (Vipers SC), Mugisha Rogers (Mbarara City FC), Mugulusi Isma (Kirinya Jinja SS FC),  Mwaka Polycarp (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), Opaala Edwine Mukisa (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), Ssekajja Davis (Bright Stars FC), Wasswanga Shafik (Ndejje University FC), Yasin Abdu Owane (Vipers SC), Ziraba Ronnie (Express FC)

Team officials:

Mugoye Darius (Leader of Delegation),

Magera Jackson (1st Assistant coach)

Hamuza Lutalo (2nd Assistant coach)

Mubarak Kiberu (Goalkeeper coach)

Emmanuel Nakabago (Team Doctor)

Bashir Mutyaba (Team Manager)

Nalunga Sharon (FUFA Secretariat)

Omaria Bosco (Team Media Officer)

Mulekeezi Reagan (102.1 FUFA fm)

Bumpenje Frank (Kits officer)

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