The Uganda U20 squad for the CECAFA championship has kicked off preparations for the upcoming tournament slated for 14th -27th January 2019. Uganda will host the tournament.
A thirty one man squad reported to the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru on Friday 4th January 2019 afternoon where they are residing until the tournament kicks off.
The team conducted an evening training session amidst heavy downpour which forced a break but the boys returned later to complete the session.
According to Bashir Mutyaba the FUFA Youth Development Officer who also serves as the team coordinator said that FUFA decided to use the U-17 for the CECAFA U-20 because they are preparing the Cubs for the upcoming Total AFCON U17 finals slated for April 2019 in Tanzania.
“We have summoned the U17s because we are preparing them for the upcoming Total AFCON U17 tournament. We want to use it as a preparation contest for the boys to gain the competitive advantage,” said Mutyaba.
Training continued on Saturday 5th January 2019 at Jinja SS in the morning (8am) and the evening session at the FUFA Technical Center 3pm.
The Squad in Camp
Goalkeepers: Oyo Delton (Kirinya-Jinja S.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: Alou John Kokas (URA Junior Team), Kakaire Thomas (Bright Stars Junior Team), Mwaka Polycarp (Ndejje University Junior Team), Kawooya Andrew (Vipers Junior Team)
Wingers: Asaba Ivan (Vipers SC Junior Team), Owane Yasin Abdul (Vipers Junior Team), Mugulusi Isma (Kirinya-Jinja S.S Junior Team), Lubega Derrick (Express Junior Team), Mukisa Owen (BUL Junior Team)
Forwards: Iddi Abdul Wahid (Onduparaka Junior Team), Ssekajja Davis (Bright Stars FC JT), Yiga Najib (Vipers Junior Team), Opio George (Luzira FC), Mugisha Rogers (Mbarara City Junior Team), Jarieko James (Paidha Black Angels Junior Team)
Magera Jackson- 1st Assistant Coach
Hamuza Lutalo 2nd Assistant Coach
Mubaraka Kiberu- Goalkeepers’ coach
Emmanuel Nakabago –Team Doctor
Bashir Mutyaba- Team Coordinator
Nsereko H Kawuma- Media Officer
Frank Bumpejje – Kits Manager
Kabali Ahmed- Team Driver.