The Uganda U18 National Team head coach Morley Bwekwaso has named a 23-man squad that will represent the country in the CECAFA U18 Boys Championship.
The tournament is scheduled to take place from November 25th to December 8th, 2023, in Kenya.
“The final squad is made up of 23 talented and hardworking players who will represent the country very well,” Byekwaso affirmed
Of the 23 players, there are three goalkeepers, seven defenders, eight midfielders and five forwards who have all, according to the coach been selected after rigorous training sessions and evaluation of skills, ensuring a balanced and formidable team ready to take on the challenge.
“We need to work extra hard to make it through our group (Group of Death) where there are East Africa’s superpowers Zanzibar who are the current champions of the U15 Boys Championship, Tanzania and South Sudan,” Bwekwaso added.
The team, under Bwekwaso has been diligently preparing for the tournament, emphasizing both physical and mental conditioning.
Today morning the team showcased their prowess in a thrilling friendly match against BUL FC, securing a 2-1 victory in an astounding display of skill and teamwork.
The entire squad exhibited extraordinary determination, but it was Katongole Frank who summed the day, scoring both goals.
The victory against BUL FC being a progressive result to the prior 2 test games against Gaddafi FC which ended in a 3-1 defeat and two-all draw.
The full travelling squad:
Goalkeepers; Magada Abdu, Etuta Bieven Siraje and Nsubuga Chris Ronald.
Defenders; Ssonko Ssembatya Hafidhu, Kaye Ronald, Wandera Hakim, Abalirya Peter, Anguti Amagu Louis, Mukisa Simon and Namaisi Stephen.
Midfielders; Katongole Frank, Kisolo John Innocent, Batiibwe Charlse Okello, Karungi Abusaid, Mutyaba Travis, Mutebi Hakim, Mpasa Swabir and Ssekajugo Elvis.
Forwards; Kyeyune Abasi, Okello Richard, Yiga Alex, Mayanja Abubaker and Kisiriko Dennis.