CECAFA U-23 Challenge Cup
Uganda vs Democratic Republic of Congo
Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Sunday, 18-07-2021 @3pm
Uganda U-23 men’s national football team, the Kobs, will play their first game of the CECAFA U-23 Challenge Cup on Sunday at the Bahir Dar International Stadium.
The tournament kicked off on Saturday, 17th July with Ethiopia and Eritrea drawing 3-3 in Group B.
Ahead of their opener, Kobs head coach Morley Byekwaso is positive that his side will put in a good shift against DR Congo despite their opponents being a good side.
“Our training sessions have been good. There were lots of developmental things we saw. The players have been responding well and you can see the hunger in them,” Byekwaso said.
“We respect Congolese so much because they are really talented and play good football in many aspects but our target is three points.” Byekwaso added.
The Kobs recently camped in Saudi Arabia ahead of the tournament where they played two build-up games.
They are the defending champions of the competition after winning it for a record 15th time in 2019.
Uganda Kobs Squad in Ethiopia
Lukwago Charles (KCCA FC), Saidi Keni (SC Villa), Dennis Otim (Express FC)
Enock Walusimbi (Express FC), Abdu Aziizi Kayondo (Vipers SC), George Kaddu (Wakiso Giants FC), Musa Ramathan (KCCA FC), Kenneth Ssemakula (BUL FC), Magambo Peter (KCCA FC), Gavin Kizito ( SC Villa)
Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers SC), Abdul Karim Watambala (Vipers SC), , Steven Sserwadda (KCCA FC), Bright Anukani (KCCA FC), Salim Abdallah (SC Villa).
Mukwala Stephen Dese (URA FC), Ivan Bogere (Wakiso Giants FC), Saddam Masereka (SC Villa), Julius Poloto (KCCA FC), Najib Yiga (Vipers SC), Hakim Kiwanuka (Proline FC), Derrick Kakooza (Police FC), Samuel Ssenyonjo (KCCA FC).