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At 8am on Monday morning the 1st February 2021, Uganda Hippo’s set off for a pre-tournament before the AFCON U-20 to Tanzania where the head coach will be getting his systems right in preparation of the final tournament in Mauritania.

The boys during a training warm up.

Before leaving the Hippo’s had three test matches. Two of them with KCCA and the other with URA FC at the MTN Philip Omondi stadium in Lugogo.

On the 31st of January 2021, the Uganda Hippo’s (U-20 National Team) coach Morley Byekaso named a squad made of players that will feature at a Tri-Nations tournament in Tanzania.

The tournament that will be played between February 2nd and 9th it will therefore consist of hosts Tanzania, Uganda and Namibia will act as a warm-up to the Africa U-20 Cup Nations slated for next month in Mauritania.

After a week of training at MTN Philip Omondi Stadium, the provisional squad which started with 38 players has been cut down to 25 who will travel to Tanzania on Monday morning.

The squad named had three goalkeepers, seven defenders, nine midfielders and six attackers as listed below

Goalkeepers: Komakech Jack (Ascent SA), Oyo Delton (Busoga United FC), Ssenyondwa Denis Kaala (SC Villa).

Defenders: Kizito Mugweri Gavin (SC Villa), Semakula Kenneth (Busoga United FC), Musa Ramathan (KCCA FC) Kafumbe Joseph (KCCA FC), Begisa James Penz (UPDF FC), Baligeya Simon (Kibuli SS), Abdul Azizi Kayondo (Vipers SC)

Midfielders: Mugulusi Isma (Busoga United FC), Yiga Najib (Vipers SC), Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers SC) Sserwadda Steven (KCCA FC), Eyamu Ivan (Mbarara City FC), Kawooya Andrew (KCCA FC), Asaba Ivan (Vipers SC), Ssekajja Davis (Bright Stars FC), Wabyoona Faisal (Big Talent SA).

Fowards: Bogere Ivan (Proline FC), Ssenyonjo Samuel (KCCA FC), Kakooza Derrick (Police FC), Basangwa Richard (Vipers SC), Bukenya Joseph Kizza (KCCA FC), Ssali Alpha Thierry (Proline FC).

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Mugalu Jeremiah

Audio- Visual Journalist / Sports Writer / Motivational speaker / BALL IS MY DRUG

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