The coach of Uganda’s U20s will face injury in Qatar

Meet the man who introduced blind football to Uganda


7th April 2018, 5:02 am

Updated: 7th April 2018, 12:00 pm

Former Ugandan coach Julius Oyetoro. Picture: AFP

In July 2015, Julius Oyetoro was named head coach of the Uganda national football team for the 2016 AFC U-22 Championship qualification.

During a press conference in Kampala, he discussed the new challenges his team will face in the tournament, including an injury to the captain.

His statement reads: “The captain is injured, and we will need to find replacements for him.

“We are preparing for this qualification which will be played in Qatar from 30th February to 12th April this year.

“This should be big test for a team with not so great results in the previous years.

“Our objective is to show ourselves on the big stage; that we are capable to qualify for the 2018 Olympics in Brazil.”

The former England and Crystal Palace coach spoke about what it was like to coach against the best of the world.

“To do something like this, we have to build the mentality in our team.

“We have to be mentally very strong to beat the best. We have to prepare as well as we can.

“I went there for a very good reason, to show the people, the young people of Uganda the world of football.

“When you play against the world’s best, you can only get one chance.

“I’m very proud of all the people of Uganda, the footballers and the U20s.

“We will all meet in 2022.”

By the time of the next qualification, Uganda will have reached the World Cup qualifying stage for the first time.

Their first game in this year’s tournament is against South Korea in Doha.

Oyetoro, who went on to coach for Crystal Palace

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