ZAMBIA VS UGANDA: Sebutinde ready for the Zambians

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Third round 1st leg, CAF U17 Championship
Match: Zambia vs Uganda
Date: Saturday 13th September, 2014
Time: (3pm in Zambia, 4pm in Uganda)
Venue: Nkoloma Stadium, Lusaka.

Match Officials:
Gervais Munyanziza-Referee-Rwanda
Honore Simba- Assistant Referee 1-Rwanda
Raymond Nonati Bwiliza- Assistant Referee 2-Rwanda
Abdoul Karim Twagiramukiza-Reserve Referee-Rwanda
Kalombo Bester-Commissioner-Malawi


By Joseph Mataka in Jinja

We work as a team-says Uganda U17 striker Sebutinde

Uganda Cubs have enjoyed a flying start so far to their qualifiers of the 2015 African U-17 championship. The juniors have scored 12 goals in four outings so far against Seychelles and Rwanda with Charles Subutinde, 16, netting three times.

Charles Sebutinde

Unlike his father and now head coach for the Cubs Matia Lule who played as sweeper during his hey days, Sebutinde has made his name by scoring goals for the national junior team.

SERIOUS BUSINESS: The Uganda U-17 boys in training at FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru yesterday.

In this campaign so far, Sebutinde who is a student at St Edwards Bukumi has promised to score more goals if selected. He netted against Seychelles (both legs) and Rwanda in Gisenyi.

‘I score goals because this is what I can do better when I am on the pitch. And I thank God for that opportunity’ said Sebutinde a few minutes after a vigorous evening training session on Wednesday at FUFA technical Centre in Njeru.

FATHER AND HEAD COACH: Matia Lule’s son-Charles Sebutinde has scored three goals for the Uganda U-17 team.

About the upcoming fixture against Zambia, Sebutinde looked unshaken by their opponents and said the pressure is on their opponents.

‘Zambia is a good side but we have characters as a team to challenge our opponents. We have faith and belief that we can overcome them’ added Sebutinde.

Sebutinde further said “I know the pressure is on them but we shall do our best to see that we finish up this game in Zambia to avoid tension when they come here at home.

BONDING MOMENT, TIME TO SING AND DANCE: Sebutinde says such moments have made them work as a team.

Uganda will travel to Zambia for the first leg set for 13th September, 2014 at Nkoroma Stadium, Lusaka.

The Cubs will play some build up matches to help the coaches assess the fitness of the boys.

So far all boys have joined the camp except captain Andrew Okiring who is in the US for studies but is expected to join the rest of the team next week.

Uganda Cubs has now got Zambia left on their way for the continental finals to be staged in Niger next year.
Squad in camp.

Goal keepers: Kibowa Erick, Mwirusi Ali, Kasibante Edward.

Defenders: Jangeyambe Joel, Katumba Diego, Komakech Alex, Kato Samuel, Asiku Bashir, Matovu Victors

Midfielders: Oringa Emma, Hassan Senyonjo, Tumwesigye Frank, Ashiraf Tugume, Kizito Akram, Nsubuga Badru, Lusimbura Peter
Strikers: Bida Ezra, Obuya Pius, Ochen Willy, Shaban Muhammed, Mpata Imran

MAIN PHOTO: Uganda U-17 that beat Rwanda 3-2 in Gisenyi. Sebutinde (2nd from right, front row started the game).

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