CECAFA U20 Challenge Cup 2019
September 21st-October 5th
Venues: Peace War Memorial Stadium (Gulu) & FUFA Technical Center (Njeru)
KAMPALA – The Uganda U20 national team, the Hippos have been drawn in group A of this year’s CECAFA U20 Championships.
The team that will be managed by Morley Byekwaso will play alongside Sudan, Eritrea and Djibouti in the particular group.
The developments were confirmed on Saturday, September 14th, during a press conference held at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala.
It was also confirmed that Uganda will play all their group games at the Peace War Memorial Stadium in Gulu.
At the same press conference, it was announced that CAF and FIFA are the main sponsors of the championship.
Group A of the championship will have Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Zanzibar.
In Group B, Burundi, South Sudan and Somalia will do battle.
Both group A and B will have their matches played at the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru.
The opening day of the championships will have two games both from Group A.
The first that will be played at 2pm between Sudan and Djibouti with Uganda vs Ethiopia coming at 4pm. Both games will be at the Peace War Memorial Stadium in Gulu.
A: Uganda (Hosts), Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti
B: Kenya, Ethiopia, Zanzibar, Tanzania
C: Burundi, South Sudan, Somalia
Uganda U-20 Summoned Team
Denis Otim (Mbarara FC), Jack Komakech (Football For Good Academy), Mutwalib Magolofa (Vipers SC Junior Team)
Azizi Abdu Kayondo (Vipers Sports Club), Robert Kitabalwa (St Mary’s Kitende), Gavin Kizito Mugweri (Sports Club Villa Jogoo), Derrick Kiggundu (Buddo SS), Musa Ramathan (KCCA FC), Kenneth Ssemakula (Busoga United FC), Kevin Ssekimbegga (Express FC Junior Team), Justine Opiro (KCCA FC Soccer Academy)
Thomas Kakaire (Alanya Spor-Turkey), Abdul Karim Watambala (Vipers & St Mary’s Kitende), Hassan Ssenyonjo (Wakiso Giants), Bright Anukani (Proline FC), Ashiraf Zzizinga (Kampala Junior Team), Steven Sserwadda (KCCA FC), Davis Ssekajja (Bright Stars FC), Saidi Mayanja (Edgars Youth Programme), William Sseguya (Kampala Junior Team), Joseph Kafumbe (KCCA FC), Andrew Kawooya (Vipers SC Junior Team)
Charles Lwanga (SC Villa Jogoo), Ivan Asaba (Vipers SC Junior Team), Sadam Masereka (BUL FC), Sadat Anaku (KCCA FC), Ivan Bogere (Proline FC), Frank Ssebufu (Buddo SS), Isma Mugulusi (Busoga United FC) and Najib Yiga (Vipers Sports Team)
Uganda U-20 Technical Team
Head Coach: Morley Byekwaso
Assistant Coach: Hamuza Lutalo
Goalkeeping Coach: Steven Kiggundu
Team coordinator: Bashir Mutyaba
Fitness Trainer: Arthur Kyesimira
Team Doctor: Mable Kabatalindwa
Equipment Manager: Sam Mulondo