Uganda U-19 boys’ coach Henry Okecho is confident the Baby Cranes have very high chances of winning the ICC Regional U-19 World Cup Qualifiers that have started today and automatically qualify for the 2016 World Cup in Bangladesh.
“The team is faring quite well in training and the players have promised to fight their hearts out to qualify for the World Cup. It’s a round robin format and trust by the end we shall be set for the World Cup, tadalafil see http://centthor.com/wp-admin/includes/continents-cities.php ” Okecho tells ChimpReports on phone from Tanzania.
“Strategically, the team has achieved a lot and we know what to do with opponents like big opponents Kenya,” he said.
He says the best team will automatically qualify; while the second placed will have an opportunity to also make it to the World Cup by playing in the Global qualifiers that will have six teams. The qualifiers, which will be played at the Annadil Burhani, University of Dar es Salaam and Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club grounds, will involve six nations, including Kenya, Namibia, Botswana, Nigeria and hosts Tanzania.
Mukono Parents SS student Derrick Bakunzi captains Uganda’s team which also has Abdalah Lubega, Zephania Arinaitwe and John Gabula among others.
Bakunzi exuded confidence that Uganda has a chance of winning the tournament and sail through to the Bangladesh finals; “The players are ready to exploit the opportunity to qualify for the World Cup,” the youngster revealed. The qualifiers will run upto February 19th.
The team was in Nairobi, Kenya, recently for a series of trial matches to shape up for the qualifiers.
Some of the players in the team are Frank Akankwasa, Abdalah Lubega, R. Olipa, S. Nsubuga, Ashiraf Majid Senkubuge, Meet Bharatbhai Dobariya, Parvan Mahendrakumar Patel, John Gabula, Zephania Arinaitwe, David Wabwire, Collins Okwalinga, Kenneth Waiswa and Trevor Bukenya.