Lule: Attack to get Cubs past Zambia

KAMPALA- Having scored 12 goals from four games, coach Mathias Lule is confident his attack will again deliver when the national Under-17 team, the Cubs play Zambia tomorrow in the first leg of the 2015 Africa under-17 final qualification round.

“It will be a difficult game although I can see us scoring at least once,” predicted Lule before the team departed yesterday morning.

Of those 12 goals, Lule’s first choice strike partnership of Shaban Muhammad and Charles Ssebutinde have contributed three goals each while midfielders Julius Poloto and Pius Obuya have chipped in with two apiece.

The team however travelled without US based captain Andrew Okiring (Carlisle High School)while Musa Mukalazi missed out because of an ankle problem.

In their absence, Lule added defender Badru Nsubuga and midfielder Willy Ochieng to the team that has yet to lose an away game after posting 2-1 and 3-2 victories over Seychelles and Rwanda respectively.

The Cubs qualified for the final round after a 7-2 aggregate victory over Rwanda while Zambia who got a bye in the first round eliminated Botswana with a 6-0 aggregate victory.

The winner of the two-legged tie will qualify for the eight team championship in Niger next year where the top four nations will qualify for the world cup later in Chile.

Goalkeepers: Eric Kibowa and Edward Kasibante. Defenders: Diego Katumba, Joel Jangeyambe, Alex Komakech, Bashir Askiu, Samuel Kato Neyemhimana and Badru Nsubuga. Midfielders: Emmanuel Olinga, Frank Tumwebaze, Ashraf Mugume, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Pius Obuya, Julius Poloto. Strikers: Shaban Muhammed, Willy Ochieng, Charles Ssebutinde, Ezra Bidda

PLAYING TOMORROW
2015 Africa under-17 final
qualification round, First Leg
Nkoloma Stadium, Lusaka 4pm
Zambia Vs Uganda

essenono@ug.nationmedia.com

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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