TOTAL U-20 AFRICAN NATIONS QUALIFIERS: Matia Lule names Uganda’s squad

The Hippos team that represented Uganda in the COSAFA cup last year

By: Erias Kayondo

The U20( Hippos) head coach Matia Lule has summoned a 28 man team to start training ahead of the Total 2019 U-20 African Nations qualifiers game against South Sudan to take place in Kampala on 31st, March, 2018.

The team is dominated by youngsters who appear for Azam Uganda Premier League clubs with only a few inclusions from school teams and only two provincial players and both from WestNile Province.

Midfielder Faisal Ssekyanzi who turns out for St.Mary’s school football team, defender Herbert Achayi of Kibuli SS and striker Sadam Maseruka of Buddo SS are the only school based inclusions.

While exciting midfielders Solomon Ovoyo and Joel Jangayambe from West Nile Province are the only provincial inclusions in this team.

Below is a full list of players as summoned by the U-20 national team coach.

GOALKEEPERS:

Tonny Kyamera (Express FC), Saidi Keni (Proline FC), Denis Otim (Mbarara FC)

DEFENDERS:

Salim Kyobe (Sparta FC), Fred Okot (URA FC), Paul Willa (Police FC), Herbert Achayi (Kibuli SS), Mustafa Kizza (KCCA FC), Victor Matovu (Spain), Ivan Eyamu (Kataka FC), Bashir Asiku (Vipers Sc), Geoffery Waswa (Vipers sc), Mustafa Mujuzi (Proline FC), Clinton Kamugisha (Mbarara City FC).

MIDFIELDERS:

Ezra Bida (Onduparaka FC), Julius Poloto (KCCA FC), Joshua Okiror Ocen (Proline FC), Frank Tumwesigye (Vipers Sc), Abdallah Salim (ScVilla), Allan Okello (KCCA FC), Solomon Ovoyo (West Nile Province), Joel Jangayambe (WestNile Province), Faisal Ssekyanzi (St. Mary’s Kitende )

FORWARDS:

Sadat Anaku (KCCA FC), Hamis Tibita (BUL FC), Steven Mukwala (Vipers Sc), Ibrahim Thembo (Kansai Plascon), Sadam Maseruka (Buddo SS)

The Hippos will play the return match against South Sudan in Juba on 21st, April, 2018.

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