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AFCON U20 Egypt: Uganda Hippos enter residential camp in Njeru

The Uganda U20 football national team, The Hippos have on Wednesday entered residential camp at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru ahead of the 2023 AFCON U20 tournament in Egypt.

The team that departed from FUFA House, Mengo, is expected to spend 10 days in Njeru, which the technical team will use to fully assess and examine the players before shifting base to Cranes Paradise Hotel after reducing the number.

A total of 50 players were summoned by head coach Jackson Mayanja on Tuesday, with only one player (Muhammad Nsereko) from the winning team in Sudan missing.

Most of the summoned players reported apart from skipper and Greek based Isma Mugulusi, Italy based forward Oscar Mawa, Titus Ssematimba and Travis Mutyaba who are currently with the Cranes CHAN team in Algeria.

The Hippos qualified for the second successive time after finishing as runners up in 2021 in Mauritania.

They are in Group B along with the Central African Republic, Congo Brazzaville, and South Sudan.

The tournament will run from February 19 to March 11 in Egypt, in the cities of Cairo, Ismailia, and Alexandria.

The full provisional Squad


Abdu Magada (Gaddafi FC)
Kamya Shamulan (Soltilo Bright Stars FC)
Ssenyondwa Denis Kaala (Bushenyi Veterans FC)
Nsumba Venacious (Wakiso Giants FC)
Oyo Delton (SC Villa)


Lukwago Haruna (KCCA FC)
Opiru Justine (URA FC)
Mpanga Sula (Maroons FC)
Ibrahim Juma (FC Leganes, Spain)
Ssemayange Simon Kato (Soltilo Bright Stars FC)
Jimmy Ndalambi (Blacks Power FC)
Samson Kasozi (UPDF FC)
Ronald Madoi (Wakiso Giants FC)
Kakogwe Apollo (Wakiso Giants FC)
Rogers Torach (Vipers SC)
Simon Mukisa (UPDF FC)
Enyou Allan (Elite Falcons FC, Dubai)
Kibande Cyrus (Teranova Soccer Academy)
Kitariko Kiano (Kedleston Road, Derby campus, UK)


Saidi Mayanja (KCCA FC)
Ivan Irinimbabazi (Soltilo Bright Stars FC)
Frank Katongole (St. Mary’s, Kitende)
Allan Kiggundu (Bul FC)
Kyazze Faizo (Manyangwa FC)
Mugulusi Isma (Makedonikos FC, Greece), Jemba AbduShakur Ramsey ( International House Football Academy, Manchester)
Titus Ssematimba (Wakiso Giants FC)
Travis Mutyaba (SC Villa)
Faisal Wabyoona (KCCA FC)
Andrew Kawooya (KCCA FC)
Mutebi Hakim (St. Mary’s Kitende)
Nyanzi Marvin (Wakiso Giants FC)
Mukisa Owen (Bul FC)
Christian Mulindwa (Rangers FC)


Kasinde Ibrahim (Soltilo Bright Stars FC)
Rogers Mugisha (UPDF FC)
Kakande Patrick Jonah ( SC Villa)
Hassan Mubiru (Express FC)
Ivan Asaba (Vipers SC)
Umar Lutalo (SC Villa)
Issa Bugembe (Soltilo Bright Stars FC)
Kyeyune Abas (UPDF FC)
Oscar Mawa (Italy)
Emmanuel Mukisa (Kataka FC)
Magogo Shafiq (UPDF FC)
Dembe John Paul (KCCA FC U20)
Kato Shaun Senkubuge (Tottenham Hotspur FC)
Alpha Ssali (Unattached)
Ssevume Simeo (Rubaga High School), Kakaire Thomas (Unattached).


Head Coach: Jackson Mayanja
Assistant Coach: Massa Simeon
Goalkeeping coach: Mubarak Kiberu
Fitness Coach: Kasule Noah
Team Manager (Mutyaba Bashir)
Team Doctor: Gumisiriza Michael Kamu
Physiotherapist: Kyasimire Darline
Media Officer: Ronald Lusulire
Kits Manager: Bumpenje Frank