With the U-20 CECAFA Zonal Qualifiers for the AFCON moments away, Uganda has had a 33-man provisional squad named.

As the case has been in the past, we yet again have a notable contribution to the national team at various levels.

Among the named team is four players from either Vipers SC or our feeder side, St Mary’s Secondary School, Kitende (SMASK).

The quartet includes Frank Katongole, Hakim Mutebi from SMASK and Vipers’ prospect Ivan Asaba.

The three will be among the team that will kick-start residential training on Wednesday.

The Zonal Qualifiers will start on October 22nd, 2022 in Sudan with Uganda’s Hippos keen on emulating their excellent 2020 feat.

Two years ago, they clinched silver after hitting but losing the final to Ghana by 2-0.

Full Provisional Squad


Abdu Magada (Gaddafi FC), Kamya Shamulan (Bright Stars FC), Nsumba Venacious (Wakiso Giants FC), Ssenyondwa Denis Kaala (URA FC).


Opiru Justine (URA FC), Bugembe Issa (Bright Stars FC), Mpanga Sula (Maroons FC), Unegbu Shemen Orakwue (Houston Dynamo FC, USA), Ibrahim Juma (KCCA FC), Jimmy Ndalambi (Onduparaka FC), Samson Kasozi (UPDF FC), Ronald Madoi (Wakiso Giants FC), Mukisa Simon (UPDF FC), Nsambu Lloyd Tendo (FC Metz Academy).


Mayanja Saidi (KCCA FC), Allan Kiggundu (BUL FC), Katongole Frank (St Mary’s Kitende), Mugulusi Isma (Makedonikos FC, Greece), Nyanzi Marvin (Wakiso Giants FC), Andrew Kawooya (KCCA FC), Wabyoona Faisal (KCCA FC), Thomas Kakaire (Mbarara City FC), Mutebi Hakim (St Mary’s Kitende), Umar Lutalo (SC Villa), Muhammad Nsereko (SC Villa), Kasinde Ibrahim (Bright Stars FC), Asaba Ivan (Vipers SC), Tuma Basil Tenywa (Reading FC, UK), Lukwago Haruna (KCCA FC).


Kyeyune Abbas (UPDF FC), Emmanuel Mukisa (Kataka FC), Iddi Abdulwahid (Unattached), Oscar Mawa (Unattached).