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COSAFA U-20 Preparations: Uganda Hippos mark second day of training

COSAFA  U20 Tournament (6th-16th December, 2017)

In Zambia


A: Zambia, Swaziland,Uganda, Malawi

B: South Africa, Egypt, Mozambique, Mauritius

C: Angola, Lesotho, Namibia, Zimbabwe

The Uganda U-20 team (The Hippos) have continued with preparations for the COSAFA U-20 championships with a double session on Thursday.

Both sessions were held at the outside facility of Mandela National Stadium training ground.

The group that had trained a day earlier were joined by the KCCA duo of Mustapha Kizza and sharp striker Muhammed Shaban who had missed the opening day training since they had traveled with their club for the Azam Uganda Premier league engagement in Mbarara.

Hippos players stretching after the evening training session

Most players responded well to the double session apart from Dickens Kilama, Raymond Onyai and goalkeeper Saidi Keni who picked injuries.

Head coach Mathias Lule was once again overwhelmed by the attitude of the youngsters.

‘The double sessions have been good and the players are adjusting well. By the time we travel next week, every player will be in shape’ Lule said.

Lule is deputized by James Odoch and the goalkeeping coach Samuel Kawalya.

Team training returns on Friday morning.


Players who attended training on Thursday:

Goalkeepers: Keni Saidi (Proline), Eric Kibowa (Vipers/ St Mary’s Kitende), Ali Mwerusi (St Mary’s Kitende S.S)

Defenders: Fred Okot (URA), Geofrey Wasswa (Vipers), Bashir Askiu (Vipers / St Mary’s Kitende), Victor Matovu (Aspire Football Academy), Mustapha Kizza (KCCA), Mustapha Mujjuzi (Proline), Clinton Kamugisha (Mbarara City FC)

Midfielders: Azake Luboyera (Ottawa Fury, USL), Kasule Abubaker Muhammad (Express FC), Julius Poloto (KCCA), Frank ‘Zagga’ Tumwesigye (Vipers),  Shafiq Kagimu (URA), Pius Obuya (Maroons), Gadaffi Wahabu (Onduparaka), Muhammed Ochaya Sharif (Express), Nicholas Kagaba (URA)

Strikers:  Muhammed Shaban (KCCA), Steven Mukwala (URA), Pius ‘Muzeei’ Wangi (Vipers), Hamis Tibita (BUL), Raymond Onyai (Kataka)

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