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Uganda Hippos Team that took part in 2019 CECAFA U20 Championship

Uganda Hippos (U20)

 

Uganda Hippos is the U20 National Football Team for boys. Morley Byekwaso is the current head coach assisted by Hamza Lutalo. SC Villa defender Garvin Kizito Mugweri is the team captain.

Most of the present players on the team are from the structural FUFA Juniors League (U19) now restructured to U17.

The Hippos engaged in a number of competitions in the previous years producing quite a number of feature Uganda Cranes players.

Allan Okello, Julius Poloto, Mustafa Kizza, Steven Mukwala, Paul Willa, Musitafa Mujuzi, Shafic Kagimu, Bright Anukani, have all gone through the ranks and played part of the Hippos progress in the recent years.

Uganda Hippos Team during the 2019 CECAFA U20 Championship
  • 2019 CECAFA U20 Championship

Uganda Hippos played in the CECAFA U20 Championship in 2019 as hosts. Placed in Group A with Eritrea, Djibouti, and Burundi.

  • Hippos 1-1 Eretria

Ivan Bogere scored for the Hippos in the 37th minute before the equalizer came from Yosief Tesfai Mewael in the 57th minute.

  • Djibouti 1-5 Hippos

Steven Sserwadda (brace), Ivan Bogere, Isma Mugulusi, and Justine Opiro scored for Hippos.

  • Hippos 2-2 Sudan

Steven Sserwadda and Bright Anukani were on target for Hippos

  • Quarterfinals:

In the quarterfinals, the Hippos fell to rivals Tanzania by 4-2. Aziz Kayondo scored the two goals for Hippos.

Uganda Hippos players celebrate their goal in CECAFA 2019
  • Hippos Squad in 2019 CECAFA U20

Goalkeepers:

  • Jack Komakech (Soccer for Good)
  • Dennis Otim (Mbarara FC)
  • Patrick Mubiru (B stars)

Outfield Players

  •  Kevin Ssekimbegga (Express FC)
  • Justine Opiro(KCCA JT)
  • Aziz Kayondo (Vipers SC)
  • Robert Kitabalwa (St Mary’s Kitende)
  • Gavin Kizito Mugweri (capt) (SC Villa)
  • Kenneth Semakula (Busoga United)
  • Derrick Kigundu (Buddo SS)
  • Midfielders: Joseph Kafumbe (KCCA FC)
  • Davis Ssekajja (B Stars)
  • Hassan Senyonjo (Wakiso Giants)
  • Bright Anukani (Proline FC)
  • Steven Sserwadda (KCCA FC)
  • Forwards: Sadat Anaku (KCCA FC)
  • Isma Mugulusi (Busoga Utd)
  • Ivan Bogere (Proline FC)
  • Ivan Asaba (St Mary’s Kitende)
  • Maseruka Sadam (Bul FC)
  • Najib Yiga (Vipers JT)

OFFICIALS

  •     Morley Byekwaso         (Head Coach)
  •      Lutalo Hamuza            (Assistant Coach)
  •      Stephen Kigundu         (Goalkeeping Coach)
  •       Mutyaba Bashir           (Team Coordinator)
  •       Team Media Officer    (Nsereko Hamza Kawuma)
  •       Kyesimira Arthur        (Fitness trainer)
  •       Kabatalindwa Mable   (Team Doctor)
  •       Mulondo Sam               (Kits Manager)

 

2018 AFCON U20 Qualifier

Uganda Hippos captain Julius Poloto (Red) together with match officials prior to Cameroon encounter in Yaounde. 
  • Hippos 1-0 Cameroon (1st Leg)

The Hippos under coach Mathias Lule managed to win continental powerhouse Cameroon at home. Striker Steven Mukwala scored the only goal for Hippos in the 1st leg of 2018 AFCON U20 qualifier against Cameroon at StarTimes Stadium Lugogo on May 12th 2018

  • Hippos Team in 1st Leg

Saidi Keni (GK), Paul Willa, Robert Kitabalwa, Mustafa Mujuzi, Geofrey Wasswa, Abubaker Kasule, Julius Poloto (Captain), Ivan Eyam, Steven Mukwala, Frank Tumwesigye, Allan Okello

Subs:

Denis Otim (G.K), Fred Okot, Bashir Asiku, Faisal Ssekyanzi, Raymond Onyai, Herbert Achai, Hamisi Tibita

Uganda Hippos Team that played against Cameroon

 

  • Cameroon 1-0 Hippos (2ng Leg)

In the 2nd Leg, the Hippos slightly missed out from qualification losing 5-4 on penalties. Mustafa Kizza, Julius Poloto, Geoffrey Wasswa, and Allan Okello converted their spot-kicks while Paul Willa’s kick was saved.

  • Hippos 2ng Leg Team against Cameroon

Saidi Keni (GK), Paul Willa, Mustafa Kizza, Musitafa Mujuzi, Geofrey Wasswa, Bashir Asiku, Julius Poloto (Captain), Ivan Eyam, Steven Mukwala, Frank “Zaga” Tumwesigye, Allan Okello

Subs: Denis Otim (G.K), Fred Okot, Faisal Ssekyanzi, Herbert Achai, Hamisi Tibita, Abubaker Kasule, Robert Kitabalwa

 

2018 AFCON U20 Qualifier (Preliminary Round)

  • 1st Leg – Uganda Hippos 5-1 South Sudan

In the preliminary Round of the 2018 AFCON U20 Qualifiers, the Hippos played against South Sudan in Kampala. Hippos won 5-1. Mustapha Kizza, Steven Mukwala, Sadam Masereka, Hamis Tibita, and Allan Okello netted for Hippos.

  • 2st Leg – South Sudan 0-3 Uganda Hippos

Away in Juba on April 22nd 2018, the Hippos sealed their berth to the 2nd round with a 3-0 win. Steven Mukwala (brace) and Alla Okello scored for Hippos.

Hippos captain Julius Poloto (right) with the South Sudan captain during the pre match customs
  • Hippos squad that played South Sudan

Goalkeepers:

  • Saidi Keni
  • Denis Otim

Outfield players:

  • Paul Willa
  • Mustafa Kizza
  • Geoffrey Wasswa
  • Musitafa Mujjuzi
  • Abubaker Kasule
  • Julius Poloto (Captain)
  • Allan Okello Steven Mukwala
  • Hamis Tibita
  • Frank Tumwesigye
  • Joshua Okiror
  • Sadam Masereka
  • Faizal Ssekyanzi
  • Bashir Asiku
  • Fred Okot
  • Solomon Ovoyo
Uganda Hippos XI that played South Sudan in Juba

2017 COSAFA U20 Championship

  • Semifinals (Uganda Hippos 0(5)-0(6) Lesotho
  • 3rd Place Playoff (Uganda Hippos 1-3 Egypt)

In 2017, Hippos was invited to take part in the U20 COSAFA Championship in Zambia as a guest team. The Hippos under tactician Mathias Lule reached the semifinals but lost to Lesotho in Penalties after a goalless draw. Lesotho won 6-5.

Hippos settled for a fourth-place losing to Egypt 1-3 in the third-place playoff. Striker and tournament top scorer Shaban Muhammed scored for Hippos.

Team pic of Uganda during the 2017 COSAFA U20 football match between Zambia and Uganda at Arthur Davis Stadium, Kitwe on 6 December 2017 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
  • Group Stage:

Uganda Hippos managed to finish top of Group A with 5 points ahead of defending Champions and host Zambia, Malawi, and Swaziland.

  • Uganda Hippos 2-2 Swaziland

(Muhammed Shaban and Allan Okello scored for Hippos)

  • Malawi 1-1 Uganda Hippos

(Steven Mukwala scored for Hippos)

  • Uganda Hippos 2-0 Zambia

(Muhammed Shaban scored a brace)

Shaban Muhammed celebrates a goal in the COSAFA U-20 Championship

Hippos Squad in 2017 COSAFA U20

Goalkeepers: 

  • Eric Kibowa
  • Keni Saidi
  • Ali Mwerusi

Outfield players:

  • Fred Okot
  • Andrew Okiringi
  • Mustafa Kizza
  • Victor Matovu
  • Musitafa Mujjuzi
  • Geoffrey Wasswa
  • Abubaker Muhammed Kasule
  • Julius Poloto
  • David Owori
  • Pius Obuya
  • Frank Tumwesigye
  • Shafiq Kagimu
  • Allan Okello
  • Muhammed Shaban
  • Mujahid Baden
  • Steven Mukwala
  • Hamis Tibita

Officials

  • Head of Delegation: Hajji Abdul Ssekabira Lukooya
  • Head coach: Mathias Lule
  • Assistant Coach: James Odoch
  • Goalkeeping Coach: Samuel Kawalya
  • Team Manager: Suliat Makumbi
  • Team Doctor: Ivan Ssewanyana
  • Official: Lawrence Kizito
  • Media Officer: Farid Mpagi

 

 

 

 

 

 

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