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Hippos to play Rwanda, Feb 28

Express FC's Bonny Baingana is one of the expected call ups

The Uganda U20 National team, The Hippos has landed an invitation to play an international friendly match against Rwanda counterparts on February 28 away in Kigali.

The Federation has accepted the invitation and the team starts training on Tuesday, February 21 at Nakivubo stadium. FUFA Vice President in charge of USL, Mujib Kasule and the CEO Edgar Watson, have both described the invitation as ‘an opportunity to both the hosts and the guests’. “We are automatically taking up the offer and hope our boys will have a good test in Kigali” Kasule said.

Edgar said the invitations from both Rwanda (U20) and South Sudan (for the senior team on March 4-5) were clear indicators that Uganda was taking an exemplary positive trend in football development in the region. He added that the technical team would name the squad later in the week.

Rwanda FA General Secretary, Gasingwa Michael said the match would be a good build up a head of the U20 Africa Cup of Nations qualification games slated to start in April this year. Both Rwanda and Uganda have showed interest to participate in this continental tournament.

The Ugandan contingent of 18 players and 7 officials is expected to leave Kampala on February 25 and return home a day after the game.

Paul Nkata and Proline’s Head Coach Abdullah Mubiru were recently appointed to handle this under age team and this will be their first official assignment.


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