Uganda v Zambia, Sat, 27th Namboole Stadium
The National under 17 team, The Cubs resumed training on Monday ahead of the return leg after the young Chipolopolo of Zambia have beaten the Uganda Cubs by two goals at the Nkoloma Stadium, Lusaka Zambia in the CAF U-17 qualifiers on Friday .
The team missed their skipper, Andrew Isiagi who is in the United States for his studies at Carlisle academy but he will be available for the return leg
“Rest was granted to 3 players who got a few knocks from the Zambian game. These are defenders, Bashir Asiku, Diego Katumba and striker Shaban Mohammed”, Emma Ndugga, the team’s media officer told www.fufa.co.ug
The rest of the players trained. There will be a series of double sessions for the remaining days prior to the main fixture at the end of this month.
Preparations for the game in Kampala have however been overshadowed by reports that the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has petitioned the continent’s soccer governing body alleging Zambia of using overage players in their 2-0 win over Uganda with impeccable sources that the player in question is Nchanga Rangers striker Patson Daka.
The Cubs qualified for the final round after a 7-2 aggregate victory over Rwanda while Zambia who got a bye in the first round eliminated Botswana with a 6-0 aggregate victory.
The winner of the two-legged tie will qualify for the eight team championship in Niger next year where the top four nations will qualify for the world cup later in Chile.