Breaking

Kobs Delay Challenge Cup Preparations Due To COVID-19 Restrictions

The 40 men squad summoned by head coach Morley Byekwaso entered residential camp last Friday expected to kick start preparations.
Byekwaso-Morley

Audio 2



Uganda Kobs team has delayed preparations ahead of the U-23 CECAFA Challenge Cup due to the COVID-19 restrictions issued by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni last Friday.

The 40 men squad summoned by head coach Morley Byekwaso entered residential camp last Friday expected to kick start preparations.

Ahmed Hussien, the FUFA Communication director  told Uganda Radio Network (URN) on Monday that all players are camped at the Cranes Paradise Hotel in Kisaasi where they are doing physical fitness exercises as they wait for clearance from the COVID-19 task force on issues of full training. He made it clear that the team has undergone through checks and are observing all the necessary SOPs.  

//Cue in: “They are still …

Cue out: … testing everything.”//  

Hussein said if the team is allowed to kick-off preparations, they will be conducting training from the MTN Omondi Stadium in Lugogo. He however stressed that if the team is cleared to train, it will be a closed door training to protect the team from being exposed to COVID-19.

//Cue in: its not just …

Cue out: … few games left.”//

The U-23 CECAFA Challenge Cup expected to take place between July 3-18th in Ethiopia will also attract the Democratic Republic of Congo U-23 team as guests.

Hussein also revealed that the Football governing body is already engaging the COVID-19 task force to okay them so that they finish all their activities that were on-going.

Among the activities that were still taking place include; the Star Times Uganda Premier League which was left with only three games for each team, the FUFA Big league play-offs that were set to be played at the end of this month and also the Lady Doves who are meant to start preparations to represent Uganda in inaugural CAF Champions League qualifiers for women.

Images 1

Keywords