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U17 AFCON Zonal Qualifiers: Uganda Cubs out to seal Semifinal berth against South Sudan

TotalEnergies U17 AFCON Zonal Qualifiers

Uganda vs South Sudan
Abebe Bikila Stadium
Kickoff: 1PM

Uganda U17 Football National Team will seek to seal a place into the semifinals as they take on South Sudan on Thursday at the ongoing U17 Africa Cup of Nations Zonal Qualifiers in Ethiopia.

The Uganda Cubs made a perfect start to the tournament by defeating Burundi 4-0 two days ago and will be hoping to replicate similar performance.

Uganda Cubs celebrate one of their goals against Burundi.

Coach Hamza Lutalo believes his charges are in the perfect shape to win Thursday’s game.

“We have conducted our last training and thankfully there are no injuries in the team. I believe we are in the perfect shape to go and win tomorrow,” he said.

Coach Hamza Lutalo

“South Sudan has not played yet so we do not know how they play but I have confidence in my players to go and perform to their best abilities.”

Alex Yiga who bagged a brace against Burundi indicates the team is geared towards the final group game.

Alex Yiga celebrates after scoring against Burundi.

“The result from the first game gave us confidence and I believe we have the chance to do even better.” He said.

It should be noted that the finalists will represent the CECAFA Region at next year’s U17 Africa Cup of Nations.

Uganda has qualified for the last two editions including last year’s tournament that was cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

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