Express FC defender Richard Bbosa is one of the 38 players named in the Uganda Hippos (U-20 men’s national team) squad that is preparing for the U-20 AFCON Final tournament due in Mauritania running from February 14th – 6th March 2021.
Bbosa and the rest of the team (players and officials) are in a bubble while residing at the Cranes Paradise Hotel in Kisasi, Kampala.
Bbosa was part of the team that played at the U-20 qualifiers in Tanzania a few weeks ago. He has expressed his delight towards the development stating that the target remains winning the Mauritania event.
“As a player I’m glad that the head coach (Moley Byekwaso) has trusted me again by summoning me,” Bbosa told Express FC website.
“I am ready to create impact but as a team, we all promised each other that we must win the title and I’m sure we have the right players to do it. I know we’re going to face well prepared teams but we’re more focused and determined,” Bbosa added.
Comfortable as a centre back, Bbosa who can also play as a right back and a holding midfielder as was the case on match day two in the 1 – 1 draw away to Mbarara City when he came on for Daniel Shabene to mark his debut will provide a number of options to the technical team.
Uganda Hippos official training starts on Thursday evening at the Omondi Stadium in Lugogo – Kampala.
This is the first-ever Uganda Hippos engagement in the AFCON U20 Finals after emerging champions of the CECAFA Regional Qualifiers in December 2020.
The Provisional Squad:
Komakech Jack (Ascent SA), Kiberu Ronald (Synergy FC), Oyo Delton (Busoga United FC), Ssenyondwa Denis Kaala (SC Villa), Ochama Daniel (Boro Boro Super Sport FC), Kato Peter (Super Cubs FC)
Kizito Mugweri Gavin (SC Villa), Semakula Kenneth (Busoga United FC), Kayondo Abdu Aziizi (Vipers SC), Musa Ramathan (KCCA FC) Kafumbe Joseph (KCCA FC), Kitabalwa Robert (Vipers SC), Begisa James Penz (UPDF FC), Baligeya Simon (Kibuli SS), Bbosa Richard (Express FC).
Mugulusi Isma (Busoga United FC), Yiga Najib (Vipers SC), Sserwadda Steven (KCCA FC), Byaruhanga Bobosi (Vipers SC), Lutalo Umar (Aspire Academy), Alou John Kokas (URA FC), Okur Swamadu (Kataka FC), Eyamu Ivan (Mbarara City FC), Kawooya Andrew( KCCA FC), Asaba Ivan (Vipers SC), Ssekajja Davis (Bright Stars FC), Wabyoona Faisal (Big Talent SA).
Bogere Ivan (Proline FC), Ssenyonjo Samuel (KCCA FC), Kakooza Derrick (Police FC), Basangwa Richard (Vipers SC), Odokonyero Nathan (Lincoln City FC U18-UK), Kitaka Samuel Moses (Loughborough University-UK), Bukenya Joseph Kizza (KCCA FC), Onyai Raymond (Mbarara City FC), Mulindi Ashiraf (Kataka FC), Mukisa Emmanuel (Kataka FC), Ssali Alpha Thierry (Proline FC).