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AFCON U17: Uganda Cubs Final Squad To Morocco Named

Uganda Cubs head coach Hamza Lutalo has confirmed a 25-man squad for the upcoming 2021 AFCON in Morocco.

FUFA has stated that the team will depart today at 3pm aboard Ethiopian Airways.

Sixteen players have been dropped from the 41 squad that started training at Njeru on February 9.

Uganda Cubs are the Champions of CECAFA Region after defeating Tanzania 3-1 in the Final played in Rubavu, Rwanda last December.

The squad comprises mostly of the players who helped the Cubs win the CECAFA U17 Championship in Rwanda last year with the exception of Kaliisa Shugai (Express FC JT), Mudiba Samir (Express Fc Junior Team) and Basil Tenywa Tuma (Eton College, United Kingdom).

Uganda has been pitted against hosts Morocco, Ivory Coast and Zambia in Group A of the AFCON U17 in Morocco.

The tournament that will for the first time have 12 teams is slated to take place from March 13th to 31st.

This is the second time Uganda are making the AFCON U17 finals – First time ever to play in AFCON was in 2019 in Tanzania.

Uganda Cubs Final Squad

Goalkeepers
Magada Abdu (Busoga United FC JT), Mwebe Henry (Express FC JT), Oyirwoth Humphrey (Express FC JT), Kamya Shamulan (Bright Stars FC JT)

Defenders
Mulema Vincent (Kyetume FC JT), Mungufeni Yabezi (Matete Comprehensive Seed), Ibrahim Juma (KCCA FC SA), Luyima Enock (Volf SA), Nsambu Lloyd Tendo (Metz FC U17, France), Gava Peter (Express FC JT), Madoi Ronald (Wakiso Giants FC JT), Mukisa Simon (KCCA FC SA)

Midfielders
Irinimbabazi Ivan (Bright Stars FC JT),Jemba Abudshakur Ramsey (Isra SA), Alafi Ceasor (Matete Comprehensive Seed), Mutyaba Travis (Vipers SC JT), Ssekajugo Elvis (Bright Stars FC JT), Mutebi Hakim (St Henrys College-Kitovu), Mwanje Elvis Eddy (KCCA FC SA)

Forwards
Magogo Shafiq (KCCA FC SA), Mubiru Hassan (Express FC JT), Mawa Oscar (KCCA FC SA), Jumbe Fahad (Vipers SC JT), Bugembe Issa (Bright Stars FC JT), Mukiibi Marvin (Wakiso Giants FC).

Leader of Delegation: Agnes Mugena

Head Coach: Hamuza Lutalo

Assistant Coach:Ssenyondo Brian

Goalkeeper coach: Kiberu Mubarak

Team Manager: Mutyaba Bashir

Team Doctor: Lule Micheal

Media Officer: Bwanika Lawrence

Kits Manager: Damba Noah Veron


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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