Uganda Cubs to travel to Burundi for U-17 CECAFA championship

By Shafik Ssenoga

The two weeks event will run from April 14 to 29.

CECAFA U-17 Championship

Uganda fixtures

April 15

Uganda v Tanzania

April 18

Uganda v Sudan

April 22

Uganda v Zanzibar

Uganda's U-17 team, the Cubs will travel to Burundi for the CECAFA championship this Thursday.

The two weeks event will run from April 14 to 29. A total of 24 players are in camp at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru, but the team will be reduced to 20 players before they travel.

The Cubs last took part in a competitive tournament in 2014 in the CAF U -17 qualifiers. They were beaten 4-1 on aggregate by Zambia in the final round of the qualifiers.

Three stadiums namely the Urukundo Stadium of Ngozi, Umuco Stadium of Muyinga and Gitega Stadium were chosen to host the competition.

The member countries that have confirmed participation for the competition include; Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia. Group A  has Burundi, Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.