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Byekwaso names 38 man provisional squad for AFCON U20 preparations

David GOMBE 

The Uganda U20 National team head coach Morley Byekwaso has summoned a 38 man Squad to begin preparations for the forthcoming AFCON U20 championship.

The championship will be staged in Mauritania from 14th February to 6th March, 2021.

United Kingdom duo of Nathan Odokonyero and Samuel Kitaka are among the new faces included in the squad set to kick start preparations for the U20 AFCON on Thursday evening at MTN Omondi Stadium in Lugogo.

Odokonyero features for Lincoln City while Kitaka plays for Loughborough.

Davis Sekajja who failed to make the grade at the recently concluded Qualifiers returns to the fold and he will join the huge chunk of the lads who took part in the campaign where Uganda emerged victors.

UK based youngster Nathan Odokonyero is among the new faces in the squad

The summoned players will report to camp on Wednesday 20th January at Paradise Hotel in Kisasi and will start training on Thursday evening.

Goalkeepers:

Komakech Jack (Ascent SA), Kiberu Ronald (Synergy FC), Oyo Delton (Busoga United FC), Ssenyondwa Denis Kaala (SC Villa), Ochama Daniel (Boro Boro Super Sport FC), Kato Peter (Super Cubs FC)

Defenders:

Kizito Mugweri Gavin (SC Villa), Semakula Kenneth (Busoga United FC), Kayondo Abdu Aziizi (Vipers SC), Musa Ramathan (KCCA FC) Kafumbe Joseph (KCCA FC), Kitabalwa Robert (Vipers SC), Begisa James Penz (UPDF FC), Baligeya Simon (Kibuli SS), Bbosa Richard (Express FC).

Midfielders:

Mugulusi Isma (Busoga United FC), Yiga Najib (Vipers SC), Sserwadda Steven (KCCA FC), Byaruhanga Bobosi (Vipers SC), Lutalo Umar (Aspire Academy), Alou John Kokas (URA FC), Okur Swamadu (Kataka FC), Eyamu Ivan (Mbarara City FC), Kawooya Andrew( KCCA FC), Asaba Ivan (Vipers SC), Ssekajja Davis (Bright Stars FC), Wabyoona Faisal (Big Talent SA).

Fowards:

Bogere Ivan (Proline FC), Ssenyonjo Samuel (KCCA FC), Kakooza Derrick (Police FC), Basangwa Richard (Vipers SC), Odokonyero Nathan (Lincoln City FC U18-UK), Kitaka Samuel Moses (Loughborough University-UK), Bukenya Joseph Kizza (KCCA FC), Onyai Raymond (Mbarara City FC), Mulindi Ashiraf (Kataka FC), Mukisa Emmanuel (Kataka FC), Ssali Alpha Thierry (Proline FC).

OFFICIALS

•Byekwaso Morley – Head Coach
•Masaba Simeon – Assistant Head Coach
•Kiggundu Steven Billy – Goalkeeping Coach
•Katumba Yahaya – Doctor
•Mutyaba Bashir – Team Manager
•Kasirye Alex – Team Media Officer
•Bumpenje Frank – Kits Manager

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