The draws for AFCON U20 were held on Monday afternoon indicating the CECAFA Region Champions placed in Group A alongside the hosts Mauritania, Cameroon, and Mozambique.
However, the head coach, Morley Byekwaso is optimistic and believes his team will progress to the knockout stage.
It’s a strong group with hosts Mauritania and African giants Cameroon. We need to be at our best to overcome all the teams in the Group. We are the Champions of East and Central Africa. We have to compete and represent the region well. We need to be at our best to defeat the best teams and we are confident we shall make it through to the knockout stage. Said Morley Byekwaso.
Uganda Hippos was eliminated by Cameroon in the 2018 AFCON U20 qualifiers on Penalties after both legs had ended in 1-1 aggregate.
Hippos are the Champions of CECAFA Region and this is the first qualification to the AFCON U20 Finals.