Uganda U-23 Kobs Captain Enock Walusimbi is optimistic that his side will put up a good fight in their opening game of the CECAFA U23 Challenge Cup.
The Express FC defender was retained as the Kobs Captain after the team’s training camp in Saudi Arabia, while Charles Lukwago and Gavin Kizito are the second and third captains respectively.
The Kobs team will take on DR Congo on Sunday July 18th in their opener of the U-23 CECAFA Challenge Cup in Bahir Dar in Ethiopia
“We reached well and everything is fine, what I Know the boys are also set,” said Walusimbi.
“DRC, it’s their first time to be in this tournament and I know it’s a big team but I know the boys are ready to put up a good fight. I Know we shall get the three points, Walusimbi stated.”
Uganda are the defending champion as well as record champions having won on 15 occasions.
With the records on their side, Walusimbi adds on that they will need to keep momentum of the team.
“Another thing Uganda has won the tournament on many occasions and what we have to do as the players this side is to put up a good fight and keep the momentum of the team.”
The defender is also hopeful that they have the impetus to bring the title back home.
“What I know we shall win the tournament so that guys can get an opportunity to go to the senior team the Cranes that is preparing for the World Cup qualifiers.”
Uganda is placed in group A alongside Tanzania and guests DR Congo.
Group B is made of hosts Ethiopia, Burundi and Eritrea while group C has Djibouti, South Sudan and Kenya.
The Championship kicked off on Saturday 17th, with the hosts Ethiopia having three all draw against Eriteria.
A total of 9 teams will take part in this year’s tournament after Rwanda and Zanzibar pulled out.