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Morley Byekwaso is new U-20 football team coach

By Yekoyada Saaka

Added 12th September 2019 07:19 PM

Byekwaso who is also KCCA FC assistant coach will be assisted by Hamuza Lutalo.

Morley Byekwaso is new U-20 football team coach

Morley Byekwaso. File Photo

Byekwaso who is also KCCA FC assistant coach will be assisted by Hamuza Lutalo.

 
Morley Byekwaso has been appointed the head coach of the U-20 National team by football governing body FUFA.
 
His appointment comes at a time when the country is set to host the CECAFA U20 championship that starts September 21 to October 5 in Jinja, Kampala, and Gulu which are still under inspection.
 
Byekwaso who is also KCCA FC assistant coach will be assisted by Hamuza Lutalo, former assistant to departed Ghanaian Kwasi Paa Fabin at the U-17 National team and URA FC goalkeeping coach Stephen Kiggundu.
 
Uganda was selected by the Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) to host the championship.
 
Before flying to Luanda, Angola where his side KCCA FC are to play Petro de Luanda in the CAF champions league first-round qualifying tie on Saturday, Byekwaso summoned a 30 man provisional squad that will start residential training at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru immediately.
 
Players from the National U-17 team that participated in the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations 2019 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and players who featured in the previous campaign of the CAF U20 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers have had a lion's share in the provision squad.
 
The championship that was supposed to be held early this year was postponed with no clear reasons given.
 
Uganda has won the past two editions of the tournament staged in 2006 and 2010 in Tanzania and Eritrea respectively.
 
The CECAFA U20 is part of the many competitions that were passed during a consultative meeting of the CECAFA members, CAF and FIFA that was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the sidelines of the African Union summit in May this year.
 
The meeting was also attended by FIFA president Gianni Infantino and CAF President Ahmad.
 
Other tournaments to be funded by FIFA are Under-17 Women's Challenge Cup in Kenya, Under-20 Women Challenge Cup in Uganda, Senior Women Challenge Cup in Tanzania and Senior Challenge Cup in Uganda
 
Provisional summoned squad players are;
 
Goalkeepers, (J. Komaketch, D. Otim, M. Magolofa)
 
Defenders, (K. Ssekimbegga, J. Opiro, A. Kayondo, R. Kitabalwa, G. Kizito. Kiggundu. Musa, K. Ssemakula)
 
Midfielders, (D. Ssekajja, W.Sseguya ,J. Kafumbe,A. Kawooya, B. Anukani,T. Kakaire, K. Watambala, H. Ssenyonjo, A. Zzizinga ,S. Sserwadda)
 
Forwards, (F. Ssebufu ,I. Mugulusi, N. Yiga,C. Lwanga, I. Asaba,S. Maseruka, S. Anaku, I. Bogere)

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