The Hippos (U-20) captain Gavin Kizito Mugweri is upbeat that his team are up to the task and ready to win their first game in the CECAFA U-20 championship in Tanzania.
“We reached safely in Tanzania and we are expecting positive results from our first game”
“All players are fully fit and set for the game and we had enough preparations back home in Uganda”
Mugweri has the confidence that they win the championship,
“We are in the tournament not just to participate but compete and see that we can win the championship and proceed to the next level.”
The Hippos are placed in group B alongside Burundi and South-Sudan. They will kick off their AFCON U-20 Zonal Qualifiers Tanzania 2020 against South Sudan on Monday 23rd-November at 4:00pm
Hosts Tanzania will face off in the opener with Djibouti on Sunday 22nd-November.
The overall winner of the tournament will represent the CECAFA region in the AFCON U-20 Championship in Mauritania.
Ugandan contingent in Tanzania
Jack Komakech, James Ssenyondwa Kaala
Richard Bbosa, Azizi Kayondo, Musa Ramathan, Gavin Kizito Mugweri, Kenneth Ssemakula, Joseph Kafumbe
Isma Mugulusi, Steven Sserwadda, Joseph Kizza Bukenya, Ivan Asaba, Najib Yiga, Ashiraf Mulindi, Bobos Byarunga, Alpha Thierry Ssali.
Ivan Bogere, Richard Basangwa, Faisal Wabyoona, Raymond Onyai
Leader of delegation: Ibrahim Rasoul Ariga
Head coach :Morley Byekwaso
Fitness coach: Felix Ayibo
Goalkeeping coach:Billy Kiggundu
Team Coordinator: Joan Namusisi
Team doctor: Yahaya Katuma
Kits manager: Frank Bumpenje
Media officer:Farid Mpagi