The FUFA Emergency Executive Committee has made changes aimed at re-organising the management and technical set up of the Uganda National teams with immediate effect.
The latest development sees FUFA divide the National teams into two categories; Junior teams and the National Senior sides all with different personnel.
“FUFA would like to thank the coaches who have played a key role for the Senior and Junior teams during the period they were on duty with the players. The changes will help for continuity purposes, growth and development of players in the categorised National teams. Further reviews on the technical personnel of the Uganda Cranes and other National teams will be made and communicated in due course,” said FUFA Communications Manager Ahmed Hussein.
The changes are effected are follows; The National Senior teams-Uganda Cranes and U-23-Kobs will be headed by Sebastien Desabre.
Matia Lule will remain the Ag. Assistant Uganda Cranes coach.
The National Junior teams (U-17 and U-20) will also be under one management whose head coach is yet to be named.
However 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.
CECAFA U-20 Tournament 2019-Uganda
FUFA has released a 31 man provisional squad for 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 CAF region U-17 qualifiers in Tanzania for the AFCON 2019 U-17 finals are part of the 31 man team.
The others are from the junior sides of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League and schools.
The team starts residential training at the FUFA Technical centre, Njeru on Friday, 4th January 2019
The Cubs Captain Kizito Mugweri Gavin takes charge of the ball during training at Boko Beach Veterans Ground Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in 2018.
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)
Centre 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), Sekajja Davis (Bright Stars FC JT) Najib Yiga (Vipers Junior Team), George Opio (Luzira FC), Rogers Mugisha (Mbarara City Junior Team), James Jarieko (Paidha Black Angels Junior Team).