Uganda U-17 XI that faced Tanzania in the recently concluded CECAFA U-17 championships in Burundi Credit: FUFA Media
Majority of the U17 team players that qualified for the AFCON U-17 finals will play at the 2019 CECAFA U-20 finals to be hosted by Uganda Credit: Eddie Ggaliwango

CECAFA U-20 Tournament 2019:

14th – 17th January 2019

*To be hosted in Gulu and Njeru (Uganda)

The technical team for the Uganda U-20 national team (Hippos) has released a 31 man provisional squad prior to the CECAFA U-20 tournament that kicks off on 14th January 2019.

Eighteen of the Uganda U-17 national team (Cubs) players who won the 2018 CECAFA region U-17 qualifiers to make the AFCON 2019 U-17 finals are part of the 31 man team.

The team starts residential training at the FUFA Technical center, Njeru on Friday, 4th January 2019.

Meanwhile, FUFA is set to name a new head coach for the team following changes made by the their federation emergency executive committee meeting.

KCCA FC Soccer Academy coach Jackson Magera will be the 1st Assistant coach while Hamza Lutalo is the 2nd Assistant coach. Kiberu Mubarak is the goalkeepers’ coach, Emma Nakabago (Head of Medical) while Frank Bumpenjje is the kitsman.

Uganda Squad:

Goalkeepers: Delton Oyo (Kirinya-Jinja S.S Junior Team), Jack Komakech (Ndejje University Junior Team), Daniel Ssemwogerere (Bright Stars Junior Team), Eric Kaweesi (URA FC Junior Team)

Right Backs: John Rogers (Onduparaka Junior Team), Kevin Ssekimbega (Express Junior Team), Jonathan Gift Odong (Kakungulu Memorial)

Left Backs: Innocent Opiro (Ndejje University Junior Team), Ibrahim Juma (KCCA Soccer Academy)

Center backs: Gavin Kizito Mugweri (Vipers Junior Team), Yasin Mukiibi (Kataka), Samson Kasozi (Bright Stars Junior Team)

Holding Midfielders: Ronnie Ziraba (Express Junior Team), Shafik Waswanga (Ndejje University Junior Team), Ibrahim Ekellot (KCCA Soccer Academy)

Attacking Midfielders: John Kokas Alou (URA Junior Team), Thomas Kakaire (Bright Stars Junior Team), Polycarp Mwaka (Ndejje University Junior Team), Andrew Kawooya (Vipers Junior Team)

Wingers: Ivan Asaba (Vipers Junior Team), Yasin Abdul Owane (Vipers Junior Team), Isma Mugulusi (Kirinya-Jinja S.S Junior Team), Derrick Lubega (Express Junior Team), Owen Mukisa (BUL Junior Team)

Forwards: Iddi Abdul Wahid (Onduparaka Junior Team), Najib Yiga (Vipers Junior Team), George Opio (Luzira FC), Rogers Mugisha (Mbarara City Junior Team), James Jarieko (Paidha Black Angels Junior Team)

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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