Seven KCCA FC teenage players have been summoned to the Uganda Hippos squad ahead of the AFCON U20 tournament in Egypt in February 2023.
Two of seven players are defenders Juma Ibrahim (CD Leganes) and Allan Enyou (Elite Falcons FC) who are licensed for the 2022/23 season but were sent out on loan.
The other five players are Haruna Lukwago, Faisal Wabyoona, Saidi Mayanja, Andrew Kawooya and Ddembe John Paul.
Former KCCA FC player and living legend Jackson Mayanja who is now the Uganda Hippos Head Coach named a provisional 50-man squad ahead of the tournament.
According to fufa.co.ug, the U20 team will enter residential camp on Wednesday 11th January 2023 at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru, for a couple of days before shifting base to the Cranes Paradise Hotel, Kisaasi.
The Hippos qualified for the second successive AFCON U20 finals. They previously finished as runners-up in Mauritania, 2021 under Morley Byekwaso who is now the Manager of KCCA FC.
They Hippos are pitted in Group B alongside Central African Republic, Congo Brazzaville, and South Sudan.
The AFCON u20 tournament will run from February 19th to March 11th in Egypt, in the cities of Cairo, Ismailia, and Alexandria.
The full Uganda Hippos provisional Squad
Abdu Magada (Gaddafi FC), Kamya Shamulan (Soltilo Bright Stars FC), Ssenyondwa Denis Kaala (Bushenyi Veterans FC), Nsumba Venacious (Wakiso Giants FC), Oyo Delton (SC Villa)
Lukwago Haruna (KCCA FC), Opiru Justine (URA FC), Mpanga Sula (Maroons FC), Ibrahim Juma (FC Leganes, Spain), Ssemayange Simon Kato (Soltilo Bright Stars FC), Jimmy Ndalambi (Blacks Power FC)
Samson Kasozi (UPDF FC), Ronald Madoi (Wakiso Giants FC), Kakogwe Apollo (Wakiso Giants FC), Rogers Torach (Vipers SC), Simon Mukisa (UPDF FC), Enyou Allan (Elite Falcons FC, Dubai), Kibande Cyrus (Teranova Soccer Academy), Kitariko Kiano (Kedleston Road, Derby campus, UK)
Saidi Mayanja (KCCA FC), Ivan Irinimbabazi (Soltilo Bright Stars FC), Frank Katongole (St. Mary’s, Kitende), Allan Kiggundu (Bul FC), Kyazze Faizo (Manyangwa FC), Mugulusi Isma (Makedonikos FC, Greece), Jemba AbduShakur Ramsey ( International House Football Academy, Manchester), Titus Ssematimba (Wakiso Giants FC), Travis Mutyaba (SC Villa), Faisal Wabyoona (KCCA FC), Mutebi Hakim (St. Mary’s Kitende), Nyanzi Marvin (Wakiso Giants FC), Mukisa Owen (Bul FC), Christian Mulindwa (Rangers FC), Andrew Kawooya (KCCA FC),
Kasinde Ibrahim (Soltilo Bright Stars FC), Rogers Mugisha (UPDF FC), Kakande Patrick Jonah ( SC Villa), Hassan Mubiru (Express FC), Ivan Asaba (Vipers SC), Umar Lutalo (SC Villa), Issa Bugembe (Soltilo Bright Stars FC), Kyeyune Abas (UPDF FC), Oscar Mawa (Italy), Emmanuel Mukisa (Kataka FC)
Magogo Shafiq (UPDF FC), Dembe John Paul (KCCA FC U20), Kato Shaun Senkubuge (Tottenham Hotspur FC), Alpha Ssali (Unattached), Ssevume Simeo (Rubaga High School), Kakaire Thomas (Unattached)
Head Coach: Jackson Mayanja
Assistant Coach: Massa Simeon
Goalkeeping coach: Mubarak Kiberu
Fitness Coach: Kasule Noah
Team Manager (Mutyaba Bashir)
Team Doctor: Gumisiriza Michael Kamu
Physiotherapist: Kyasimire Darline
Media Officer: Ronald Lusulire
Kits Manager: Bumpenje Frank