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Byekwaso summons 40 ahead of upcoming CECAFA Challenge Cup

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Byekwaso (L) during a recent training session with one of the national teams

*Byekwaso summons 40 ahead of upcoming CECAFA Challenge Cup*

CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup
Ethiopia, 3rd-18th June

Coach Morley Byekwaso has summoned a 40-man squad for the upcoming CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup.

Uganda will be one of the nations taking part in the regional tournament that will take place between 3rd and 18th of June in Ethiopia.

The tournament will feature players under the age of 23 from the difference CECAFA region member-nations.

It is also understood that three players over the stipulated age will be allowed to take part.

The senior players from which the three will be chosen include foalkeepers Watenga Ismail (Chippa United FC) and Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC), Striker Yunus Ssentamu (Vipers SC), defender Murushid Juuko (Express FC) and midfielder Saidi Kyeyune (unattached).

A final squad of 23 players will be named later this month as the team intensifies its preparations.

The players will meet at FUFA House in Mengo on Friday 18th June 2021 at 8am and then head to Cranes Paradise Hotel in Kisaasi for residential camp.

The Squad Summoned

Goalkeepers

Watenga Ismail (Chippa United FC), Lukwago Charles (KCCA FC), Otim Dennis (Express FC), Keni Saidi (SC Villa), Kibowa Eric (UPDF FC), Matovu Hassan Muyomba (KCCA FC).

Defenders

Kizito Mugweri Gavin (SC Villa), Begisa James Penz (UPDF FC), Walusimbi Enock (Express FC), Kayondo Abdu Aziizi (Vipers SC), Ndahiro Derrick (SC Villa), Kaddu George (Wakiso Giants FC), Juuko Murushid (Express FC), Musa Ramathan (KCCA FC), Ssemakula Kenneth (BUL FC), Magambo Peter (KCCA FC), Mukundane Hillary (Mbarara City FC).

Midfielders

Byaruhanga Bobosi (Vipers SC), Kiggundu Derrick (Soltilo Bright Stars FC), Watambala Abdul Karim (Vipers SC), Kyeyune Saidi (Unattached), Sserwadda Steven (KCCA FC), Ssenyonjo Hassan ( Wakiso Giants FC), Anukani Bright (KCCA FC), Mugulusi Isam (Busoga United FC), Kabonge Nicholas ( SC Villa), Salim Abdallah (SC Villa).

Forwards

Bogere Ivan (Wakiso Giants FC), Masereka Saddam (SC Villa), Poloto Julius (KCCA FC), Basangwa Richard (Vipers SC), Yiga Nagib (Vipers SC), Kiwanuka Hakim (Proline FC), Ssentamu Yunus (Vipers SC), Kakooza Derrick (Police FC), Ssenyonjo Samuel (KCCA FC), Anaku Sadat (KCCA FC), Ssebufu Frank (Wakiso Giants FC), Kambale Eric Kenzo (Express FC) and Lwanga Charles (KCCA FC).

Officials

Byekwaso Morley – Head Coach
Massa Simeon – Assistant Coach
Kiggundu Stephen Billy – Goalkeeping Coach
Mutyaba Bashir – Team Manager
Ssewanyana Ivan -Team Doctor
Bwanika Lawrence – Media Officer
Mulondo Samuel – Kits Manager

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