The Uganda U20 football national team head coach Morley Byekwaso has named a 38-man squad for the upcoming AFCON U20 Championship.
The Hippos will be among the teams competing at the tournament which will be hosted between 14th February and 6th March, 2021 in Mauritania.
Among the players summoned is UK based duo of Samuel Kitaka and Nathan Odokonyero.
Kitaka currently plays at University side Loughborough while Odokonyero features for Lincoln City.
The Majority of the squad was part of the Hippos team that triumphed at the 2020 CECAFA tournament in Tanzania.
Aziz Kayondo and Bobosi Byaruhanga, who are currently with the Cranes team at the 2020 CHAN tournament in Cameroon, have also been included in the squad.
The players are expected to report to camp at Paradise Hotel in Kisasi on Wednesday so as to kick off preparations which start with training on Thursday evening at the MTN Omondi stadium in Lugogo.
For Byaruhanga and Kayondo, they will report to camp after Uganda exits the CHAN tournament.
Uganda qualified for the U20 AFCON tournament after winning the Regional qualifiers in Tanzania this past December.
The Provisional Squad that was announced on Tuesday, January 19
Komakech Jack (Ascent SA), Kiberu Ronald (Synergy FC), Oyo Delton (Busoga United FC), Ssenyondwa Denis Kaala (SC Villa), Ochama Daniel (Boro Boro Super Sport FC), Kato Peter (Super Cubs FC)
Kizito Mugweri Gavin (SC Villa), Semakula Kenneth (Busoga United FC), Kayondo Abdu Aziizi (Vipers SC), 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), Byaruhanga Bobosi (Vipers SC), Lutalo Umar (Aspire Academy), Alou John Kokas (URA FC), Okur Swamadu (Kataka 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), Odokonyero Nathan (Lincoln City FC U18-UK), Kitaka Samuel Moses (Loughborough University-UK), Bukenya Joseph Kizza (KCCA FC), Onyai Raymond (Mbarara City FC), Mulindi Ashiraf (Kataka FC), Mukisa Emmanuel (Kataka FC), Ssali Alpha Thierry (Proline FC).
-Byekwaso Morley – Head Coach
-Masaba Simeon – Assistant Head Coach
-Kiggundu Steven Billy – Goalkeeping Coach
-Katumba Yahaya – Doctor
-Mutyaba Bashir – Team Manager
-Kasirye Alex – Team Media Officer
-Bumpenje Frank – Kits Manager