Proline duo revels in Amavubi call-up

Group HSeptember 3Rwanda vs Ivory CoastBurundi vs Benin October 4Benin vs RwandaIvory Coast vs Burundi CHARLES Mwesigye Tibingana and Andrew Buteera, who feature for Ugandan side Proline academy, are thrilled following their call-ups to the national senior side.
Charles Tibingana (R) fights for the ball with an Ivory Coast player during the 2011 Africa Junior Championship. The New Times/File.
Charles Tibingana (R) fights for the ball with an Ivory Coast player during the 2011 Africa Junior Championship. The New Times/File.

Group H
September 3
Rwanda vs Ivory Coast
Burundi vs Benin

October 4
Benin vs Rwanda
Ivory Coast vs Burundi

 
CHARLES Mwesigye Tibingana and Andrew Buteera, who feature for Ugandan side Proline academy, are thrilled following their call-ups to the national senior side.

The Junior Wasps stars together with Marcel Nzarora and Emery Bayisenge have been included in a provisional 27-man squad by Sellas Tetteh, who is desperate to blood new talent and draw a line under a forgettable opening four games of the 2012 Africa Nations Cup qualifying campaign.

Tibingana, who was an ever present figure on the right wing, during this year’s Fifa U-17 World Cup in Mexico said, “I am delighted to have been named in the Amavubi squad for the first time,” the 17-year-old said during a phone interview.

“It is a real honour and I’m looking forward to the experience. But I am also realistic and want to take things one step at a time.”

Buteera added, “This is another milestone in my life. It’s a welcome surprise. It is always an honour to play for my country at any level, but it is a special moment to be called up to the first-team squad.”

“To reach my full potential, it’s important that I keep on improving all aspects of my game, and this call-up will certainly be a great learning experience for me. I just want to make the most of every opportunity I am given to better my game.”

The qualifier between Rwanda and Ivory Coast is slated for September 3 in Kigali.

To qualify, Amavubi, who are drawn in Group H, need to finish second or among the best three qualifiers in the eleven groups.

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