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Total AFCON U20: We are ready for Mozambique – Byekwaso

Uganda Hippos (U20) Team will have their first-ever engagement in the AFCON U20 Final tournament on Monday 15th February 2021 against Mozambique at the Stade Olympique in Nouakchott in Mauritania.

The Group A second match will kickoff at 1:00pm Local time (4:00pm EAT).

During the Pre-Match Press Conference, Uganda Hippos Head Coach Morley Byekwaso stated that the players have adapted to the weather and ready for Mozambique.

L-R Uganda Hippos captain Gavin Kizito and Head Coach Morley Byekwaso during the Press Conference

We had some problems with the weather here. The wind was too heavy for my players but they have managed to adapt to it. We have made enough preparations to get the best from the match. We respect Mozambique but we are ready and we want to come out victorious’ said Coach Byekwaso

Uganda Hippos played two buildup matches against Tanzania but won one 1-0 and lost the other 5-3.

This will be the first time Uganda U20 to play a Mozambican team at this U20 level.

The Hippos are the Champions of CECAFA and will play Cameroon in the second game on Wednesday 17th February before the last group game against the hosts Mauritania on 20th February 2021.

Players in Mauritania


Komakech Jack (18) (Ascent SA), Oyo Delton (Busoga United FC), Ssenyondwa Denis Kaala (SC Villa).


Kizito Mugweri Gavin (SC Villa), Semakula Kenneth (Busoga United FC), Musa Ramathan (KCCA FC) Kafumbe Joseph (KCCA FC), Begisa James Penz (UPDF FC), Baligeya Simon (Kibuli SS), Abdul Azizi Kayondo (Vipers SC)


Mugulusi Isma (Busoga United FC), Yiga Najib (Vipers SC), Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers SC) Sserwadda Steven (KCCA FC), Eyamu Ivan (Mbarara City FC), Kawooya Andrew (KCCA FC), Asaba Ivan (Vipers SC), Ssekajja Davis (Bright Stars FC), Wabyoona Faisal (Big Talent SA).


Bogere Ivan (Proline FC), Ssenyonjo Samuel (KCCA FC), Kakooza Derrick (Police FC), Basangwa Richard (Vipers SC), Bukenya Joseph Kizza (KCCA FC), Ssali Alpha Thierry (Proline FC).

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