The Uganda U20 team's preparations for the U20 Africa Cup of Nations zonal qualifiers have suffered a setback after five players reportedly tested positive of COVID-19.
The identities of the players has not been revealed but according to the results from the testing of all the 46 players on Saturday and Sunday before they entered camp at Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) indicate that five of them had contracted the disease.
Though the players have reportedly been isolated from the rest of the group, officials are tight-lipped on the matter.
The qualifiers are slated for November 22nd to December 6th in Tanzania where Uganda is in Group B with Burundi, South Sudan and Eritrea.
The team that was expected to commence training last Sunday at IUIU will shift to the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru at a later date for a residential camp up to November 19 before they fly out to Tanzania.
Uganda last took part in the AFCON qualifiers in 2018 before being eliminated by Cameroon in the first round.