Uganda Hippos head coach Morley Byekwaso has named a provisional 33-player squad to start preparations for CECAFA U20 Championship in Sudan.
The squad comprises of 33 players and will enter into a residential camp on Wednesday 12th, 2022 at the Cranes Paradise Hotel in Kisasi.
The U20 CECAFA tournament, which also acts as the Zonal qualifiers for AFCON U20 will kick off on 22nd October in Sudan .
The Zonal Qualifiers will be held in Tanzania from 22nd November to 6th December.Uganda is in Group B alongside Burundi, Eritrea and South Sudan.
Isma Mugulusi, Unegbu Shemen Orakwue, Tuma Basil Tenywa and Nsambu Lloyd Tendo are the four foreign based players that have been included in the provisional squad.
The Uganda Hippos were losing finalists in the 2020 AFCON finals in Mauritania as they were defeated by Ghana 2-0.
Goalkeepers: Abdu Magada-Gaddafi FC, Kamya Shamulan-Bright Stars FC , Nsumba Venacious- Wakiso Giants FC, Ssenyondwa Denis Kaala- URA FC
Defenders: Opiru Justine- URA FC, Bugembe Issa- Bright Stars FC, Mpanga Sula- Maroons FC, Unegbu Shemen Orakwue- Houston Dynamo FC, USA, Ibrahim Juma- KCCA FC, Jimmy Ndalambi- Onduparaka FC, Samson Kasozi-UPDF FC, Ronald Madoi- Wakiso Giants FC, Mukisa Simon- UPDF FC, Nsambu Lloyd Tendo- FC Metz Academy,
Midfielders:Mayanja Saidi-KCCA FC, Allan Kiggundu- BUL FC, Katongole Frank-St Mary’s Kitende, Mugulusi Isma- Makedonikos FC, Greece, Nyanzi Marvin- Wakiso Giants FC, Andrew Kawooya- KCCA FC, Wabyoona Faisal- KCCA FC, Thomas Kakaire- Mbarara City FC, Mutebi Hakim- St Mary’s Kitende, Umar Lutalo- SC Villa, Muhammad Nsereko- SC Villa, Kasinde Ibrahim- Bright Stars FC, Asaba Ivan- Vipers SC, Tuma Basil Tenywa- Reading FC, UK, Lukwago Haruna -KCCA FC
Attackers:Kyeyune Abbas- UPDF FC, Emmanuel Mukisa- Kataka FC, Iddi Abdulwahid- Unattached, Oscar Mawa- Unattached
Simeon Masaba (Acting Head coach)
Kiberu Mubarak-Goalkeeping coach
Gumisiriza Michael-Team Doctor
Ronnie Lusulire-Team Media Officer
Bumpemje Frank- Kitsman