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Byron Katende vows to break records in London

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 24th July 2017 03:50 PM

Edgars Youth Program also has a team that plays in the Kampala Regional league.

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One of the parents David Nambale (left) hands over the Ugandan flag to Edgar Youth Program capatain Nigel Toyota at the Africa Bible University in Lubowa, July 20 2017 before they left for UK. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

Edgars Youth Program also has a team that plays in the Kampala Regional league.

Edgar Youth Program’s record setter and breaker Byron Katende vowed to lift his team as they compete in the New Balance International Cup that starts Monday in the UK.

After his record breaking performance in the Swans Cup in the US over the last two years that saw him break the scoring record of 20 goals by a Brazilian striker, Katende believes he can replicate his performance in the UK as well. The team will compete in the U-15 and U-11 categories.

The nine year old scored 28 goals in 2015 before surpassing his record the following year in the same tournament.

“My team mates help me to score many goals, so if I find another record in London, I will ensure I break it. We cannot miss both the trophy and golden boot. If we miss the trophy we always come back with that boot,” Katende stated before the team of 17 and two coaches were flagged off by one of the parents David Nambale at the Africa Bible University in Lubowa on Thursday.

The Captain of the side Nigel Toyota who will lead the team for the first time said, they intend to play to their best in the four-day tournament that starts on Monday.

“They will come strong but we shall also pray stronger. With God on our side we cannot fail,” Toyota said.

Before the tournament that starts today, the team played friendly matches against Leicester and toured different sites in Manchester including the Manchester United museum.

Edgars coach Dan Mubiru and Dorothy Bukirwa, the team leader corporate brand-URA thanked the parents for the sacrifice they make to ensure their children are exposed to international tournaments.

“This the only way we are going to improve these players by exposing them so that they gain exposure and make new friends on and off the field which will expose and empower them to learn new things so that theur mental ability is strengthen,” Mubiru noted.

“This is an opportunity for you to showcase your ability and emulate the foreing players that inspire you because they were also young like you,” Mubiru stated.

The team that has competed in several international tournaments since 2006 flew out on Thursday aboard Brussels Airlines, led by coaches Arthur Kyesimira and Saidi Segirinya.

Edgars Youth Program also has a team that plays in the Kampala Regional league.

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