AFCON U17: Onen not fazed by tricky draw


Cubs head coach Peter Onen has vowed that his boys are targeting big things at the U17 AFCON which will also serve as the qualification route for the FIFA World Cup U17 to be hosted in Peru next year.

Uganda were pitted against 2 time winners and favourites, the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria, hosts Tanzania and Angola in group A.

“My team has been looking forward to the draws and I believe we shall prepare well for the best possible results ” .

The Cubs qualified after winning the East African regional Championship which were held in Tanzania by defeating the tournament hosts in the finals.

Onen expects Tanzania to come seeking for revenge but he has alot of confidence in the techincal team where he is assisted by Hamza Lutalo and goalkeeping coach Mubarak Kiberu which can handle such situations.

” I know Tanzania will be coming to seek revenge against my boys on the pitch but we know how to handle such situations which come along with pressure.

“The fans who will be in Tanzania will be out to enjoy another brand of great football as the Champions Uganda will face off with Angola, Tanzania and Nigeria.”

he added.

This will be Uganda’s first appearance in the U17 AFCON finals and the tournament will be held from 14th-28th April 2019 in Dar es Salam where the semi finalists will qualify to represent the continent at the FIFA U17 World Cup in Peru 2019.

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