Teenagers Abu, Yiga make final cut for u18s

By: Moses Magero
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Two KCCA FC teenagers have made the final U18 National Team squad.

Abubaker Mayanja and Alex Yiga all made the final squad.

The pair were promoted from the KCCA FC academy to the KCCA FC senior side in July 2023.

Forward, Abu has already scored three goals for KCCA FC, having scored a brace against Wakiso Giants FC in the FUFA Super 8 and an away goal against Libya’s Abu Salim SC in CAF Confederation Cup.

Yiga spent the previous three months on football trials in Scotland and has since returned to join the KCCA FC senior team.

The U18 national team traveled to Kenya for the upcoming CECAFA U18 Boys Championship, scheduled to take place from November 25th to December 8th, 2023.

The teenagers played three friendly games against Uganda Premier League sides, BUL FC, and twice against Gaddafi FC.

The team is under the stewardship of former KCCA FC Head Coach Morley Byekwaso.

The final squad is made up of 23 players, some of which are playing for clubs in the Uganda Premier League.

Uganda is pitted in what many have termed as “Group of Death” with Zanzibar, Tanzania and South Sudan all in there.

23 players including 3 goalkeepers, 7 defenders, 8 midfielders and 5 forwards were selected to represent Uganda in this tournament.

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

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