The national U17 side has 270 minutes to make their World Cup dream a reality but it’s a job they can also do in 180 minutes.
The Cubs like they are commonly known start that journey on Sunday against Angola aiming at making it to the semifinals of the contiental showpiece.
It’s the same ticket that will see them travel to Brazil for the U17 World Cup finals where Africa will be represented by four countries.
The youngsters are taking on Angola at the Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium in Dar es Salaam where the Samuel Paa Kwesi Fabin side will be looking at getting all three points.
“We want to work hand in hand to see that we make it to the semifinals. We won’t let down our supporters, we shall make it to the semis,” Uganda Cubs captain Garvin Kizito said ahead of the game.
“We are prepared technically, mentally and physically, we are coming for maximum points in tomorrow’s game,” he added.
Coach Samuel Paa Kwesi Fabin is also enthusiastic that his side will overcome Angola in their opening game.
“We are good enough to compete, we play as a team, and we are coming for maximum points. We have a very good team that can make it,” the Ghanaian tactician said.
After Angola, Uganda’s next game in group A will be against the hosts Tanzania on April 17th before playing Nigeria on April 20th in their last group game.
The best two teams from each group will automatically make it to the semifinals and also gain automatic qualification to the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup.