Uganda Hippos head coach Morley Byekwaso has reduced the squad that had 37 players to a 30 man squad.
The Uganda U20 National team is currently in preparation for the forthcoming AFCON U20 in Mauritania.
Kiberu Ronald (Synergy FC), Lutalo Umar (Aspire Academy), Kitaka Samuel Moses (Loughborough University-UK), Lotanna Obi Obedi (Big Talent), Mukisa Emmanuel (Kataka FC), Okur Swamadu (Kataka FC) and Opio Odong (Luzira FC) are the players that have been dropped.
Vipers duo of Kayondo Abdu Aziz and Bobosi Byaruhanga are to join the rest of the squad depending on the Cranes fate at the ongoing CHAN tournament.
Uganda Hippos will have a practice match on Wednesday 27th, January against KCCA FC at the MTN Omondi Stadium in Lugogo.
The Hippos are grouped alongside hosts Mauritania, Cameroon and Mozambique. The tournament is slated to kickoff on 14th February to 6th March, 2021.
The remaining 30 players
Komakech Jack (Ascent SA), Oyo Delton (Busoga United FC), Ssenyondwa Denis Kaala (SC Villa), Ochama Daniel (Boro Boro Super Sport FC),
Kizito Mugweri Gavin (SC Villa), Semakula Kenneth (Busoga United FC), 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).
Mugulusi Isma (Busoga United FC), Yiga Najib (Vipers SC), Sserwadda Steven (KCCA FC), Alou John Kokas (URA 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), Onyai Raymond (Mbarara City FC), Mulindi Ashiraf (Kataka FC), Ssali Alpha Thierry (Proline FC).