CECAFA U20 Championships- 2019
Gulu & Njeru, Uganda
21st-29th September 2019
The Uganda Hippos head coach Morley Byekwaso has announced the final squad that will participate at the 2019 CECAFA U20 championships.
The Under age tournament which will be played from the 21st to 29th of September will take place in both Gulu and Njeru.
Byekwaso and his technical team, on Wednesday, confirmed a list of 20 players that they intend to use for the championships.
There was one surprise inclusion on the team with Bright Anukani being part of the final 20.
Anukani is currently with the CHAN team that will take on Burundi in the first leg of the 2020 edition.
It is understood that the youngster will team up with the Hippos upon return from Bujumbura where the CHAN team will play the first leg this Thursday.
KCCA FC’s Saddat Anaku and Hassan Ssenyonjo both made the cut along with Hassan Ssenyonjo (Wakiso Giants), Aziz Kayondo (Vipers SC) and SC Villa defender Garvin Kizito.
Uganda who are in group A of the compwtition while play all their group games in Gulu.
They have been pitted alongside Eritrea, Djibouti and Burundi as the three nations the Hippos will have to negotiate past so as to earn a spot in the knockout stages.
The team is expected to depart Njeru for Gulu on Thursday morning.
The Uganda U20 Hippos Squad to Gulu
Jack Komakech (Soccer for Good), Dennis Otim (Mbarara FC) & Patrick Mubiru (B stars)
Kevin Ssekimbegga (Express FC), Justine Opiro(KCCA JT), Aziz Kayondo (Vipers SC), Robert Kitabalwa (St Mary’s Kitende), Gavin Kizito Mugweri (SC Villa), Kenneth Semakula (Busoga United), Derrick Kigundu (Buddo SS)
Joseph Kafumbe (KCCA FC), Davis Ssekajja (B Stars), Hassan Senyonjo (Wakiso Giants), Bright Anukani (Proline FC(, Steven Sserwadda (KCCA FC)
Sadat Anaku (KCCA FC), Isma Mugulusi (Busoga Utd), Ivan Bogere (Proline FC), Ivan Asaba (St Mary’s Kitende), Maseruka Sadam (Bul FC), Najib Yiga (Vipers JT)