The Cubs before departure
The Cubs pose for a photo before departure

The Uganda U17 national football team (Uganda Cubs) left for Antalya, Turkey in the wee hours of Friday for an invitational tournament.

The tournament is part of FUFA’s efforts to prepare the Cubs for this year’s Caf U-17 Africa Championships in April.

The Cubs, under the guidance of coaches Jackson Magera and Hamuza Lutalo, had a ten-day training camp in Njeru Technical Center in Jinja.

During the camp, ‘The Cubs’ played a couple of friendly matches winning 3-1 and 2-1 against Jinja SS and Football for Good respectively.

The 23-man travelling squad

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

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