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Kampala 2014 ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier Tourney Launched

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May 25: Kenya v Botswana, Zambia v Tanzania, Uganda v Namibia


May 26: Zambia v Uganda, Kenya v Sierra Leone, Nigeria v Botswana

Uganda U19 Head Coach Davies Turinawe (R) shares a light moment with batsman Farouk Ochimi (C) and Abdallah Lubega at training on Thursday morning


May 27: Sierra Leone v Nigeria, Namibia v Zambia, Uganda v Tanzania


May 28: Kenya v Nigeria, Namibia v Tanzania, Sierra Leone v Botswana


May 30 Play offs

Uganda Cricket Association and Pepsi Cola, a global supporter of Cricket have today morning launched one of the biggest sports tournaments in the World, the Pepsi ICC Africa Division One Under 19 World Cup Qualifiers at Lugogo Cricket Oval.


The qualifiers that start May 25 will be hosted at Lugogo, Kyadondo and Entebbe cricket ovals.

Timothy Luzinda, the Pepsi Brand Manager (R) Launches Pepsi ICC Africa Division One Under 19 World Cup Qualifiers at Lugogo Cricket Oval (2)


“Pepsi Cola is optimistic that the sponsorship (Shs10 million) will help players showcase their full potentials to the rest of the World as we bring life to our new thematic campaign of ‘Live For Now’.” Timothy Luzinda, the Pepsi brand manager told ChimpReports.


Uganda took part in the Bangladesh 2004 and Sri Lanka 2006 editions but have since failed in failed to qualify in three attempts will have to win all her Group A encounters, starting with the game against rivals Namibia if they are to advance to the 2014 ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup that is due in Dubai.


“Pepsi and cricket enjoy a warm relationship and I am happy to note today that the sponsorship ha further cemented the bond and it will help us host a successful event that will be cherished by Ugandans.” Justine Ligyalingi, the UCA Chief Executive Officer said.


Besides Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zambia and Namibia will participate in the seven-day tournament. Nigeria and Botswana are already in the country.

Pakistan born Uganda Spinner Mahomad Akram (Front)recieves instructions from Assistant Coach John Trust Mayeku


The Uganda team is being handled by Davis Turinawe and his assistant John Trust Mayeku had a morning training session at Lugogo.


Players: Derrick Bakunzi (Capt), Abdalah Lubega, Simon Ssesazi, Faruk Ochimi (Vice Capt), Abdalah Sezooba, Lawrence Ssempijja, Mukaya Uzama, Ivan Baidhu, Muhammad Akram, Varinder Singh, Emmanuel Hasahya, Simon Ayella, Arnold Otwan, Irishad Suleman.


Reserves: Joseph Oyet, Ivan Kakande.

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