Uganda Cubs head coach Hamza Lutalo has confirmed a 25-man squad for the upcoming 2021 AFCON in Morocco.
FUFA has stated that the team will depart today at 3pm aboard Ethiopian Airways.
Sixteen players have been dropped from the 41 squad that started training at Njeru on February 9.
Uganda Cubs are the Champions of CECAFA Region after defeating Tanzania 3-1 in the Final played in Rubavu, Rwanda last December.
The squad comprises mostly of the players who helped the Cubs win the CECAFA U17 Championship in Rwanda last year with the exception of Kaliisa Shugai (Express FC JT), Mudiba Samir (Express Fc Junior Team) and Basil Tenywa Tuma (Eton College, United Kingdom).
Uganda has been pitted against hosts Morocco, Ivory Coast and Zambia in Group A of the AFCON U17 in Morocco.
The tournament that will for the first time have 12 teams is slated to take place from March 13th to 31st.
This is the second time Uganda are making the AFCON U17 finals – First time ever to play in AFCON was in 2019 in Tanzania.
Uganda Cubs Final Squad
Magada Abdu (Busoga United FC JT), Mwebe Henry (Express FC JT), Oyirwoth Humphrey (Express FC JT), Kamya Shamulan (Bright Stars FC JT)
Mulema Vincent (Kyetume FC JT), Mungufeni Yabezi (Matete Comprehensive Seed), Ibrahim Juma (KCCA FC SA), Luyima Enock (Volf SA), Nsambu Lloyd Tendo (Metz FC U17, France), Gava Peter (Express FC JT), Madoi Ronald (Wakiso Giants FC JT), Mukisa Simon (KCCA FC SA)
Irinimbabazi Ivan (Bright Stars FC JT),Jemba Abudshakur Ramsey (Isra SA), Alafi Ceasor (Matete Comprehensive Seed), Mutyaba Travis (Vipers SC JT), Ssekajugo Elvis (Bright Stars FC JT), Mutebi Hakim (St Henrys College-Kitovu), Mwanje Elvis Eddy (KCCA FC SA)
Magogo Shafiq (KCCA FC SA), Mubiru Hassan (Express FC JT), Mawa Oscar (KCCA FC SA), Jumbe Fahad (Vipers SC JT), Bugembe Issa (Bright Stars FC JT), Mukiibi Marvin (Wakiso Giants FC).
Leader of Delegation: Agnes Mugena
Head Coach: Hamuza Lutalo
Assistant Coach:Ssenyondo Brian
Goalkeeper coach: Kiberu Mubarak
Team Manager: Mutyaba Bashir
Team Doctor: Lule Micheal
Media Officer: Bwanika Lawrence
Kits Manager: Damba Noah Veron