Uganda Hippos Departs To Mauritania

Uganda’s U20 national Football team (Hippos), has left Tanzania for Mauritania  in order to prepare for the forth coming U20 AFCON.

Morley Byekwaso’s team left Uganda for Tanzania to participate in a Pre-Mini Tournament were the Hippos had to play against Tanzania and Namibia.

The Uganda Hippos has Boarded The Egyptian  Air Line  this morning  at Julius Nyerere Airport in Tanzania and the team is expected to land in Nouakchott(Mauritania) tomorrow  at 2am.

The Uganda pooled in group A together with the hosts Mauritania, Cameroon and Mozambique.

Uganda and Mozambique are debutants at this tournament.

The tournament Kicks off on 14th February 2021 and the final will be played on 6th march this year.

Uganda will play It’s group A opening match against Mozambique On 15th February and in the second game they will play against Cameroon on 17th February. The Hippos last group game will be against Mautania on 20th February this year.

Uganda Hippos last training in Tanzania
Uganda Hippos last training in Tanzania

Uganda Hippos Travelling Squad:

Goalkeepers:   Jack komakech (Ascent SA), Oyo Delton (Busoga United FC), Ssenyondwa Denis Kaala (SC Villa).

Defenders: Kizito Mugweri Gavin (SC Villa), Semakula Kenneth (Busoga United FC), Musa Ramathan (KCCA FC) , Kafumbe Joseph (KCCA FC), Begisa James Penz (UPDF FC), Baligeya Simon (Kibuli SS), Abdul Azizi Kayondo (Vipers SC).

Midfielders:Isma Mugulusi  (Busoga United FC),  Najib Yiga(Vipers SC), Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers SC) Steven Sserwadda  (KCCA FC), Ivan Eyamu  (Mbarara City FC),Andrew Kawooya  (KCCA FC), Ivan Asaba  (Vipers SC), Ssekajja Davis (Bright Stars FC), Wabyoona Faisal (Big Talent SA).

Strikers:  Ivan  Bogere (Proline FC), Ssenyonjo Samuel (KCCA FC), Kakooza Derrick (Police FC),  Richard Basangwa (Vipers SC), Bukenya Joseph Kizza (KCCA FC), Alpha Thierry Ssali(Proline FC).

The Total U-20 AFCON is the main international youth football Competition for CAF Nations , and is competed for  by U-20 year Old Players. It’s held every two years  where by the top 4 teams qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

However, this years  FIFA U20 World Cup which was meant to be played in Indonesia was cancelled because of the Corona Virus Pandemic.


Frank Fremer is a seasoned journalist, blogger and political analyst for over a decade in Uganda

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