Uganda U-20 men’s national football team, Hippos have on Wednesday left for Mauritania ahead of the AFCON U-20 Finals.
The Hippos left Tanzania’s Julius Nyerere Airport at 5 am aboard Egypt Air and are expected to arrive in Nouakchott, Mauritania on Thursday morning at around 2 am.
The team has been camped in Tanzania for trial games with both teams (Uganda and Tanzania) set to represent the CECAFA region at the tournament.
Uganda Hippos are in Group A and will play against Mozambique in the first match on 15th February 2021. The second match will be on 17th February against Cameroon before going head-to-head with the hosts Mauritania in the last group match on 20th February 2021.
Hippos will be marking their debut at the tournament with the event marking its 16th staging.
Hippos squad for U-20 AFCON finals
Komakech Jack (Ascent SA), Oyo Delton (Busoga United FC), Ssenyondwa Denis Kaala (SC Villa).
Kizito Mugweri Gavin (SC Villa), Semakula Kenneth (Busoga United FC), Musa Ramathan (KCCA FC) Kafumbe Joseph (KCCA FC), Begisa James Penz (UPDF FC), Baligeya Simon (Kibuli SS), Abdul Azizi Kayondo (Vipers SC).
Mugulusi Isma (Busoga United FC), Yiga Najib (Vipers SC), Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers SC) Sserwadda Steven (KCCA 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), Bukenya Joseph Kizza (KCCA FC), Ssali Alpha Thierry (Proline FC).