The Uganda U17 national team is in Nairobi for a nine-day residential camp ahead of the U17 AFCON Finals due in Tanzania from 14-28 April.

The youngsters have been in residential training camp for eight days at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru with the newly appointed head coach Paa Samuel Kwesi Fabin in charge this according to information posted on the Ugandan Federation Portal.

While in camp, a trial match was played between the Cubs and Bright Stars FC Junior team.  The Cubs edged their opponents 2-1, with goals scored by Asaba Ivan and Idi Abdul Wahid and an own goal by Ssekimbegga Kevin.

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While in Kenya, the team is expected to face Gor Mahia Youth team and the Kenya U17 national team in friendlies; the latter currently in camp too ahead of a Tournament in Egypt later in the month.

The top two teams in each of the two groups in the tournament will qualify automatically for the U17 FIFA World Cup that will be held in Brazil.

Uganda is in group A with the hosts, Nigeria and Angola

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Goalkeepers: Oyo Delton (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), Jack Komaketch (Ndejje University FC), and Mubiru Patrick (Bright Stars FC)

Rest of  the Squad: Kevin Ssekimbegga (Express FC), Ibrahim Juma (KCCA FC), Kasozi Samson (Bright Stars FC), Kizito Mugweri Gavin (Vipers SC), Wasswanga Shafik (Ndejje University FC), Opira Innocent (Ndejje University), Ssekajja Davis (Bright Stars FC), Kakaire Thomas (Bright Stars FC), Iddi Abdul Wahid (Cagliari FC – Italy), Mwaka Polycarp (Ndejje University FC), Opaala Edrine Mukisa (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), John Kokas Alou (URA FC), Jarieko James (Paidha Black Angels FC), Asaba Ivan (Vipers SC), Najib Yiga (Vipers SC), Yasin Abdu Owane (Vipers SC), Mugulusi Isma (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), Mugisha Rogers (Mbarara City FC), Opira Justine(KCCA SA), Kawooya Andrew (Vipers SC)

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