Uganda Hippos head coach Lule names 18 man team for Cameroon trip | CAF U-20 Qualifiers

CAF U-20 Qualifiers (2nd Round, 2nd Leg)

  • Friday, 18th May 2018:
  • Cameroon Vs Uganda – Yaounde

Uganda U-20 Head coach Mathias Lule has named his final traveling team that will face Cameroon in the return leg of the CAF U-20 qualifiers slated for this Friday in Yaounde.

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Uganda U-20 head caoch Mathias Lule

The team was named after the early morning training session at the University of Kisubi on Wednesday.

Team captain Julius Poloto, Allan Okello and Mustafa Kizza, who all played 90 minutes with KCCA in their 2-0 home win against Egyptian Al Ahly Sporting Club at Namboole stadium trained with the team and make the traveling squad.

Lule has spoken to Kawowo Sports about the match day strategy;

We travel to Cameroon to accomplish a mission and fulfil the goals on a journey we started. We shall not go to defend. We want to kill off the game.

The team has two goalkeepers Saidi Keni and Denis Otim.

Paul Willa and Fred Okot are the natural right backs.

Returning Kizza, suspended for two matches after a red card against South Sudan returns and travels with two other left backs Herbert Achai and Robert Kitabalwa.

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Uganda Hippos line-up that faced Cameroon in the first leg at Lugogo. All the players who started the game are traveling for the return leg

There are three central defenders on the team; vice captain Musitafa Mujjuzi, Bashir Asiku and Geoffrey Wasswa.

Frank “Zagga” Tumwesigye, Allan Okello, Ivan Eyam and Abubaker Muhammad Kasule travel as the midfielders.

BUL center forward Hamisi Tibita and Vipers Steven Mukwala, the scorer during the first leg at Lugogo are the two strikers on the team.

The contingent will fly out tonight (Thursday morning 2.45am) aboard Ethiopian Airlines.

Traveling Delegation:

Uganda U-20 players in Camp at Lubowa:

  • Goalkeepers: Saidi Keni (Proline), Denis Otim (Mbarara FC)
  • Right backs: Paul Willa (Police), Fred Okot (URA)
  • Left Backs: Mustafa Kizza (KCCA), Robert Kitabalwa (St Mary’s Kitende S.S), Herbert Achai (Kibuli S.S and KCCA Junior Team)
  • Central Defenders: Mustafa Mujuzi (Proline), Geofrey Wasswa (Vipers), Bashir Asiku (Vipers)
  • Midfielders: Julius Poloto (KCAA), Allan Okello (KCCA), Abubaker Kasule (Unattached), Ivan Eyam (Amus College and Ktaka FC), Frank “Zaga” Tumwesigye (Vipers), Faisal Ssekyanzi (St Mary’s Nabweru)
  • Forwards: Steven Mukwala (Vipers), Hamisi Tibita (BUL)

Officials:

Leader of Delegation: Richard Ochom

Coaches:

Sebastien Desabre (Uganda Cranes coach), Mathias Lule (Uganda U-20 Head coach), James Odoch (Assistant coach U-20), Sam Kawalya (Goalkeeping coach)

Other officials:

Emmanuel Nakabago (Team Doctor), Sulait Makumbi (Team Coordinator), Switzen Niwagaba (FUFA Delegate-Western Region), Bosco Omario (Media Officer)

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