Byekwaso names Hippos Final Squad For Invitational Tournament in Ethiopia

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David GOMBE

Uganda Hippos Head Coach Morley Byekwaso has named a 23-man squad for the Dire Cup Invitation Tournament in Ethiopia.

The Uganda U-20 team is preparing for the forthcoming All Africa Games 2023 Tournament in Accra, Ghana.

The team has been training at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru for the last six days.

The Dire Cup, scheduled to take place between February 24th to 28th, 2024.

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Byekwaso and his charges will travel to Ethiopia on Thursday morning (11AM) aboard Ethiopian Airlines.

Dire Dawa Cup will comprises of four nations which are hosts Ethiopia, Uganda, Djibouti and Kenya.

The Dire Cup will help Uganda prepare  for the All Africa Games that are slated for March 7th to 22nd, 2024 in Accra, Ghana.

Travelling Squad to Ethiopia

Gaolkeepers

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Abdul Magada (Gaddafi FC), Shamulan Kamya (Soltilo Bright Stars FC), Humphrey Oyirwoth (Bukedea Comprehensive School)

Defenders
Haruna Lukwago (KCCA FC), Ibrahim Juma (CD Leganes), Enock Luyima (Vipers SC), Ronald Madoi (SFK Pierikos), Apollo Kagogwe (Wakiso Giants FC), Cyrus Kibande(SC Villa), Rogers Torach (Vipers SC)

Midfielders
Innocent Kisolo (URA FC), Ivan Irinimbabazi (SFK Pierikos), Saidi Mayanja (KCCA FC), Allan Oyirwoth (Brook House College), Hakim Mutebi (SC Villa), George Isiagi (Brook House College)

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Forwards
Abbas Kyeyune (SC Villa), Arafat Kizza Usama (KCCA FC), Darious Ojok (Maroons FC), Patrick Jonah Kakande (SC Villa), Shafiq Magogo (Kitara FC), Alpha Thierry Ssali (Express FC), Bruno Bunyaga (URA FC)

Officials

Leader of Delegation – Dan Obote

Head Coach – Morley Byekwaso Ochama

Assistant Coach – Simeon Massa

Goalkeeping Coach – Stephen Billy Kiggundu

Team Doctor – Michael Gumisiriza

Equipment Manager – Frank Bumpenje

Media Officer – Joel Cornelius Kivumbi

FUFA President’s Office – Fred Katende

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