The Uganda U17 National Team is set to camp in Kenya ahead of the Total U-17 Africa Cup Of Nations and not South Africa as it was initially communicated by Uganda’s football governing body FUFA.
According to information reaching www.football-256.com, the youngsters couldn’t get visas to South Africa since the FA wasn’t able to present letters of consent from their parents in time.
It’s a requirement by the South African government that every person under the age of 18 but avail a letter of consent from their parent especially mothers before they are granted a visa.
If that person applying for a visa is a foreigner like it is the case Ghanaian head coach Samuel Kwesi Paa Fabin, that person must also present their work permit before the visa is issued to them. Due to South Africa camping plans letdown, FUFA resorted to plan ‘B’ which is camping in Kenya.
The team has been in residential training for eight days at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru and have already departed for Kenya where it will spend nine days before heading to Tanzania on 10th April for the U17 AFCON finals.
The final tournament will be played between14–28 April 2019 in Tanzania, Uganda is in group A with the hosts Tanzania, Nigeria and Angola.
The top two teams in each of the two groups in the tournament will qualify automatically for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil as the CAF representatives.
Travelling team: Oyo Delton (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), Jack Komaketch (Ndejje University FC), and Mubiru Patrick (Bright Stars FC), 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)