Uganda Hippos head coach Morley Byekwaso has named the final 25-man players travelling squad ahead of the U20 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
The squad of three goalkeepers, seven defenders, nine midfielders and six strikers will on Monday travel along with eight team officials headed by Richard Ochom as the leader of delegation.
18 players that were part of the CECAFA Zonal qualifiers have retained their places on the traveling team. In addition seven new faces that missed the qualifiers, have managed to break through.
Uganda Hippos will play against Tanzania and Namibia in a Mini Tournament from 2nd-9th February before flying to Mauritania for the AFCON U20 Final tournament.
The team is scheduled to depart from Entebbe International Airport for Tanzania at 8:00am aboard Uganda Airlines.
Uganda Hippos was placed in Group A alongside hosts Mauritania, Cameroon, and Mozambique. The tournament is slated for 14th February to 6th March.
The Final 25-man Traveling players
Komakech Jack (Ascent Soccer Academy), Oyo Delton (Busoga United FC), Ssenyondwa Denis Kaala (SC Villa).
Kizito Mugweri Gavin (SC Villa), Semakula Kenneth (Busoga United FC), Musa Ramathan (KCCA FC) Kafumbe Joseph (KCCA FC), Begisa James Penz (UPDF FC), Baligeya Simon (Kibuli SS), Abdul Azizi Kayondo (Vipers SC)
Mugulusi Isma (Busoga United FC), Yiga Najib (Vipers SC), Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers SC) Sserwadda Steven (KCCA FC), Eyamu Ivan (Mbarara City FC), Kawooya Andrew (KCCA FC), Asaba Ivan (Vipers SC), Ssekajja Davis (Bright Stars FC), Wabyoona Faisal (Big Talent SA).
Bogere Ivan (Proline FC), Ssenyonjo Samuel (KCCA FC), Kakooza Derrick (Police FC), Basangwa Richard (Vipers SC), Bukenya Joseph Kizza (KCCA FC), Ssali Alpha Thierry (Proline FC)
Richard Ochom – Leader of Delegation
Jackson Nyiima – Team Manager
Morley Byekwaso – Head Coach
Simeon Masaba – Assistant Head Coach
Yahaya Katumba – Team Doctor
Frank Bumpenje – Equipment officer
Alex Kasirye – Media Officer
James Ayebale – FUFA Delegate
U-20 AFCON Fixtures
• Uganda Vs Mozambique – 15th February
• Uganda Hippos Vs Cameroon – 17th February
• Mauritania Vs Uganda – 20th February