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Walusimbi Captain As Byekwaso Names Uganda’s Cecafa U23 Squad

Express FC defender will captain the Uganda Kobs squad for Cecafa U23 Championship.

Coach Morley Byekwaso has named a squad of 25 players for the Saudi Arabia trip, where the final 23 will be picked from.

The squad is without Gavin Kizito and Sadat Anaku among others who were named in the provisional 40-man team.

Some of the missing players are said to have tested positive for Coronavirus.

This year’s cecafa tournament is for players below 23 years of age but tournament rules permit three players above the said category.

The delayed Cecafa U23 tourney will kick off on July 17 in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

Goalkeeper Charles Lukwago, midfielder Saidi Kyeyune and striker Steven Mukwala are the over age players included in the squad that has left Entebbe for Saudi Arabia.

Walusimbi, who has had a stellar season with the newly declared 2020/21 League champions Express, will be leading an entirely Uganda U20 team that played at AFCON.

Derrick Kakooza who was the AFCON U20 Tournament top scorer has been included in the squad.

The Squad

Goalkeepers:
Lukwago Charles (KCCA FC), Eric Kibowa (UPDF FC), Matovu Hassan Muyomba (KCCA FC)

Defenders:
Enock Walusimbi (Express FC), Abdu Aziiz Kayondo (Vipers SC), George Kaddu (Wakiso Giants FC), Musa Ramathan (KCCA FC), Kenneth Ssemakula (BUL FC), Magambo Peter (KCCA FC)

Midfielders:
Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers SC), Abdul Karim Watambala (Vipers SC), Kyeyune Saidi (Unattached), Steven Sserwadda (KCCA FC), Bright Anukani (KCCA FC), Isma Mugulusi (Busoga United FC), Salim Abdallah (SC Villa).

Forwards:
Mukwala Stephen Dese (URA FC), Ivan Bogere (Wakiso Giants FC), Saddam Masereka (SC Villa), Julius Poloto (KCCA FC), Richard Bassangwa (Vipers SC), Najib Yiga (Vipers SC), Hakim Kiwanuka (Proline FC), Derrick Kakooza (Police FC), Samuel Ssenyonjo (KCCA FC)

Morley Byekwaso – Head Coach
Simeon Massa -Assistant Coach
Stephen Billy Kiggundu-Goalkeeping Coach


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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