A total of five players from our team have made the Uganda U-20 final squad that will play at the 2021 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations Zonal Qualifiers.

A squad of 20 players was confirmed on Friday morning by coach Morley Byekwaso with five Venoms making the cut.

Richard Basangwa shielding possession from former Venom, Ashraf Mugume in a recent Hippos friendly against KCCA FC at StarTimes stadium. Bata Images

Of the five, three are from the senior team (Vipers SC) while the other two are from our Junior Team.

These include left back Aziz Kayondo, midfielder Bobosi Byaruhanga and striker, Najib Yiga.

Aziz Kayondo orchestrating play on the left wing for the National team in a recent friendly. Bata Images

Ivan Asaba and Richard Basangwa from our Junior Team also make the final squad.

The Uganda Hippos departed for Tanzania this morning where the tournament will be staged on Friday morning.

Youngster Najib Yiga barely put a foot wrong in the friendly. Bata Images

Uganda is in group B alongside Burundi, Eritrea and South Sudan while hosts Tanzania are in group A with Somalia, Rwanda and Djibouti.

Group C has Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan.

Midfielder Bobosi Byaruhanga was imperious in the midfield. Bata Images

The Uganda Hippos Final Squad:

Goalkeepers:- Jack Komakech and Denis Kaala Ssenyondwa.

Defenders:- Semakula Kenneth, Kizito Mugweri Gavin, Musa Ramathan, Kayondo Abdul Aziz, Bbosa Richard and Kafumbe Joseph.

Midfielders:- Wabyoona Faisal, Byaruhanga Bobosi, Sserwadda Steven

Strikers:- Ssali Alpha Thierry, Yiga Najib, Basangwa Richard , Mulindi Ashiraf, Asaba Ivan, Bukenya Joseph Kizza, Bogere Ivan, Mugulusi Isma and Onyai Raymond Derrick.

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