By: David Gombe
The Uganda U-20 team ( Hippos) will kick off their quest for the U-20 Cosafa tournament tomorrow against the host nation Zambia in a group A encounter.
Zambia are tipped among the favourites to win the tournament but Uganda hippos right back Fred Okot believes that the Hippos have what it takes to win the tourney.
“We have a great team that comprises of quality players and this gives us the impetus and belief that we can go all the way and win the tournament.
On the mood in the camp and how the team is prepared ahead of the first game over the host nation Zambia,
“The mood in the camp is tremendous and every one is well prepared and focused on the first game against the host nation Zambia tomorrow.
“We need to start on the front foot by getting three points off them if we are to meet our target of winning the tournament.”
Okot promises to work tirelessly and have a great impact on the team,
“Personally i want to have a superb game and play to my best ability to see the entire have a great tournament.
I believe hard work will be instrumental in guiding me to great individual performances.”
Uganda are pitted in group A alongside Swaziland and Malawi.