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Uganda’s National U15 Boys’ Team Kicks Off CECAFA Title Defense Against Djibouti in Tournament Opener



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The much-anticipated CECAFA U15 Boys Tournament is all set to commence, with the Ugandan national U15 boys’ team, affectionately known as the Uganda Rhinos, preparing to embark on their title defense. Their journey commences on Saturday as they gear up to face Djibouti in the tournament opener scheduled to take place at the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru.

Coach Hamza Lutalo exudes confidence in his team’s capabilities and is fervently optimistic about their prospects in securing yet another victory to retain the coveted trophy. The young Ugandan squad clinched the CECAFA title in 2019, triumphing over Kenya in a thrilling final match, emerging as the inaugural tournament champions.

With high hopes of replicating their past success, the Uganda Rhinos are positioned in Group A for this year’s tournament. Alongside Uganda, Group A also accommodates formidable opponents such as Ethiopia, Djibouti, and South Sudan, ensuring an intense and competitive series of matches right from the outset.

The Ugandan U15 team’s quest to defend their CECAFA title is not only a testament to their past triumph but also an opportunity for the young athletes to showcase their skills and potential on the regional stage. Coach Lutalo’s unwavering confidence in his team reflects the extensive preparations and training that the squad has undertaken in readiness for this tournament.

The opening match against Djibouti marks the beginning of what promises to be an exhilarating and hard-fought tournament for the Uganda Rhinos. As they step onto the field, the team’s aspirations extend beyond mere participation, with a steadfast determination to demonstrate their mettle and emerge victorious in this highly anticipated sporting event. The dedication and enthusiasm of the players, combined with the guidance of their coach, signal the team’s readiness to face the challenges and opposition that lie ahead in their pursuit of retaining the CECAFA U15 title.

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