Oringa Leads U-17s To Zambia For 2015 Africa Youth Championship Qualifier

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Matia Lule, the head coach of the CUbs told URN that they are going to play the away game with lots of caution because he is aware the hosts also want to utilize the home advantage.

Uganda’s Under-17 were in high spirits as they traveled on Wednesday morning to Zambia ahead of a 2015 Africa Championship qualifier. Emma Oringa will stand in as skipper in the absence of Andrew Okiring Isiagi who failed to make its from the US because of a busy schedule at College. Oringa said they are going for nothing less than a win when they play on Friday.

The first leg will be played at the Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka before the Uganda Cubs host the Zambian team on September in a return clash. While Zambia beat Botwana 1-0 at home and 5-0 away in their last qualifier round, Uganda defeated Rwanda 3-2 away and 4-0 in Kampala. Matia Lule, the head coach of the Cubs told URN that they are going to play the away game with lots of caution because he is aware the hosts also want to utilize the home advantage.
 
He said they will ensure they score some goals to make their work easier in the return leg. The Cubs who have been camped in Njeru, played five friendly games and only lost one to Premier League side Bidco FC have enjoyed good form in the qualifiers having netted 12 goals in four outings so far against Seychelles and Rwanda.

The Winner over both legs in the third round will qualify for next years finals to be held in Niger between February 15 to March 1. The two nations have never qualified to the CAF Under-17 Cup.