Twenty one StarTimes Uganda Premier League youngsters are part of Uganda Hippos’ 25-man squad named by Coach Morley Byekwaso for the U-20 Afcon finals.

The team that left for a pre-tournament test in Tanzania has starlets – Bobosi Byaruhanga and Aziz Kayondo who were part of the Cranes team for Chan.

Team captain Gavin Kizito Mugweri from SC Villa leads the defenders; Bobosi leads the midfielders while Ivan Bogere is the main attraction in attacker.

Police promising striker Derrick Kakooza who missed the qualifiers alongside Mbarara City’s Ivan Eyamu are all part of the squad.


Goalkeepers: Komakech Jack (Ascent SA), Oyo Delton (Busoga United FC), Ssenyondwa Denis Kaala (SC Villa).

Defenders: Kizito Mugweri Gavin (SC Villa), Ssemakula Kenneth (BUL FC), Musa Ramathan (KCCA FC) Kafumbe Joseph (KCCA FC), Begisa James Penz (UPDF FC), Baligeya Simon (Kibuli SS), Abdul Azizi Kayondo (Vipers SC)

Midfielders: 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).

Fowards: 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).

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