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U18 National Team Set for Kakamega, Final Travelling Squad Announced

The U18 National Team continues to demonstrate their readiness for the upcoming CECAFA U18 Boys Championship, scheduled to take place from November 25th to December 8th, 2023, in Kenya.

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 2 all draw.

Under the astute leadership of head coach Morley Byekwaso, the team has been diligently preparing for the tournament, emphasizing both physical and mental conditioning.

“The final squad is made up of 23 talented and hardworking players who will represent the country very well.” Commented Byekwaso

“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.”

The final squad of 23 players including 3 goalkeepers, 7 defenders, 8 midfielders and 5 forwards has been selected after rigorous training sessions and evaluation of skills, ensuring a balanced and formidable team ready to take on the challenge.

Players list

NamePositionClub
1Magada AbduGoalkeeperGaddafi FC
2Etuta Bieven SirajeGoalkeeperVipers SC JT
3Nsubuga Chris RonaldGoalkeeperAmus FC
4Ssonko Ssembatya HafidhuDefenderProsper SA
5Kaye RonaldDefenderNEC FC
6Wandera HakimDefenderProsper SA
7Abalirya PeterDefenderKibuli SS
8Anguti Amagu LouisDefenderLugazi FC
9Mukisa SimonDefenderSC Villa
10Namaisi StephenDefenderKataka FC
11Katongole FrankMidfielderVipers SC
12Kisolo John InnocentMidfielderSt. Henry’s College Kitovu
13Batiibwe Charlse OkelloMidfielderSC Villa
14Karungi AbusaidMidfielderGaddafi FC
15Mutyaba TravisMidfielderDynamo Tbilisi Georgia
16Mutebi HakimMidfielderSC Villa
17Mpasa Swabir MidfielderBUL FC JT
18Ssekajugo ElvisMidfielderRoyal Giants High School
19Kyeyune AbasiForwardSC Villa
20Okello RichardForwardBUL FC JT
21Yiga AlexForwardKCCA FC
22Mayanja AbubakerForwardKCCA FC
23Kisiriko DennisForwardURA FC

The CECAFA U18 Boys Championship promises to be a platform where the nation’s young football talents will shine. The coaching staff is confident in the team’s ability to compete at the highest level and bring glory to the nation.

Officials

NameTitle
1Mpiima SamuelLeader Of Delegation
2Byekwaso Morley Ochama AgeHead Coach
3Kasule NoahFitness Coach
4Kiggundu Stephen BillyGoalkeeping Coach
5Mutyaba BashirTeam Manager
6Gumisiriza MichealTeam Doctor
7Kebba RashidTeam Doctor
8Bumpenje FrankKits Manager
9Kivumbi Joel Cornelious  Media Officer
10Kabali AhmedBus Driver

The team will setoff tomorrow morning and continues preparations while in Kenya.

Uganda is in group B alongside Tanzania, South Sudan and Zanzibar and will play group matches from Kakamega Stadium, starting with Tanzania on Sunday 26th November 2023 at 3:00pm.

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