Uganda Rhinos ready to fly the flag as Rwanda jets in ahead of CECAFA U15 Championship

Uganda Rhinos ready to fly the flag as Rwanda jets in ahead of CECAFA U15 Championship

By Emmanuel Sekago
Draws;
Group A: Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti, South Sudan
Group B: Tanzania, Zanzibar, Somalia, Rwanda

With only two days to start of the Cecafa U15,  2023  Championship, defending Champions and hosts for this year’s edition have expressed readiness to retain the crown.

It should be noted that Uganda won the inaugural edition held in 2019 in Asmara, Eritrea and on  Tuesday this week, CECAFA confirmed draws for the two groups where eight teams will be taking part with host nation Uganda pooled in group A alongside Ethiopia, Djibouti and South Sudan.

The U15 Boys Training at Njeru

Head coach Hamuza Lutalo is confident the preparations his charges have had in the past days will enable Uganda to achieve its target of defending the title.
“We have prepared very well for this Championship and I believe the players will be able to put up good performances for us to retain the trophy. We are developing talent and at the same time want to perform our best with the young boys. The entire team is in good shape and ready for the tournament.” He stated.

“We expect stiff competition from all the teams but the players are aware of the task ahead because this tournament will help us to prepare for AFCON U-17 Zonal Qualifiers next year.” The coach added.
Uganda Rhinos will open the tournament against Djibouti at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru on Saturday.

The Rwanda U15 Team at there last Traning

However, Rwanda who were placed in Group B at the upcoming CECAFA U15 Cup  alongside, Tanzania, Zanzibar and Somalia are Currently coached by Musanze gaffer Sosthène Habimana, it should be noted that the team has since October 23rd been in a residential camp in at La Palisse Hotel and has been holding daily training sessions at Bugesera Stadium.

They depart Kigali International Airport for Njeru today (Thursday), November 2nd, two days before the tournament kicks off and are expected to arrive in the country today evening.
Meanwhile, The Championship will run from November 4th to 16th 2023 at Njeru Technical Grounds.

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