Hippos head coach Jackson Mayanja has confirmed his final squad that will represent Uganda in the forthcoming AFCON U20 on February 19 to March 11, 2023.
The final squad, consisting of 25 players, is set to travel to Egypt today evening, where they will have a few friendly matches to play before the tournament starts.
Kiano Kitariko, Abdu Shakur, Ramsey Jemba, Shaun Ssenkubuge, and Wakiso Giants goalkeeper Venacious Nsumba are among the players that have been cut from the team.
Pius Ssebulime, Faisal Wabyoona of KCCA FC, and Hassan Mubiru of Express FC also failed to get themselves among the 25 selected players.
For the AFCON U-20 competition, the Uganda Hippos will compete in Group B alongside nations like the African Republic, South Sudan, and Congo Brazzaville.
The final traveling 25-man Squad to Egypt
Abdu Magada (Gaddafi FC) Kamya Shamulan (Soltilo Bright Stars FC) Oyo Delton (SC Villa)
Lukwago Haruna (KCCA FC) Opiru Justine (URA FC) Samson Kasozi (UPDF FC) Ronald Madoi (Wakiso Giants FC) Kakogwe Apollo (Wakiso Giants FC) Rogers Torach (Vipers SC), Umar Lutalo (SC Villa), Ibrahim Juma (Leganes CD, Spain)
Saidi Mayanja (KCCA FC) Frank Katongole (St. Mary’s, Kitende), Isma Mugulusi (Makedonikos FC, Greece), Titus Ssematimba (Wakiso Giants FC) Travis Mutyaba (SC Villa), Mutebi Hakim (SC. Villa), Ivan Irinimbabazi (Soltilo Bright Stars FC)
Rogers Mugisha (UPDF FC) Kakande Patrick Jonah (SC Villa), Issa Bugembe (Soltilo Bright Stars FC), Magogo Shafiq (UPDF FC) Dembe John Paul (KCCA FC U20), Alpha Ssali (Proline FC), Emmanuel Mukisa (Kataka FC)
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