Jackson Mayanja Appointed as Uganda Hippos Coach

The Federation of Uganda Football Association has appointed Jackson Mayanja as interim head coach of the Uganda U20 national team.

The federation confirmed that Mayanja will be assisted by Simeon Masaba and Noah Babadi Kasule.

It has also been confirmed that Mayanja has already joined the camp at Cranes paradise hotel in Kisasi where the squad is residing.

It is a big step for Mayanja, who is legend on the Uganda Cranes team.

Previously, he has had stints at URA FC, KCCA, Kagera Sugar, Kiyovu among among others.

Earlier on last week, FUFA had named Simeon Masaba as the stand-in coach for Uganda Hippos as the team started preparations for the AFCON U20 Zonal Qualifiers.

Morley Byekwaso, who was retained as head coach for this team was left out due to a tight schedule at his club KCCA FC.

On this team, Mubarak Kiberu will serve as the goalkeeping coach.

The provisional squad that was named last week consists of 33 players, but mostly dorminated by local players as they gear up for the tournament due October 22 in Sudan.

The tournament will attract most CECAFA nations including Tanzania, Burundi, Ethiopia among others.

The target is to qualify for the 2023 AFCON finals due next year in February in Egypt.

From there, the top four teams will represent Africa at the FIFA U20 World Cup later in Indonesia.

It’s strong to note that Uganda beat Tanzania 4-1 in 2020 to win the CECAFA U20 and qualify for the 2021 AFCON U20 where they beaten by Ghana in the final.

Ivan Asaba and Ibrahim Mugulusi are part of the squad that played that AFCON U20 finals in Mauritania last year.

United Kingdom-based duo of Shemen Orakwue and Tuma Basil Tenywa alongside Tendo Nsambu (France) make the foreign based contingent, not to mention Mugulusi who just moved to Greece.

The summoned squad


Abdu Magada-Gaddafi FC, Kamya Shamulan-Bright Stars FC , Nsumba Venacious- Wakiso Giants FC, Ssenyondwa Denis Kaala- URA FC


Opiru Justine- URA FC, Bugembe Issa- Bright Stars FC, Mpanga Sula- Maroons FC, Unegbu Shemen Orakwue- Houston Dynamo FC, USA, Ibrahim Juma- KCCA FC, Jimmy Ndalambi- Onduparaka FC, Samson Kasozi-UPDF FC, Ronald Madoi- Wakiso Giants FC, Mukisa Simon- UPDF FC, Nsambu Lloyd Tendo- FC Metz Academy,


Mayanja Saidi-KCCA FC, Allan Kiggundu- BUL FC, Katongole Frank-St Mary’s Kitende, Mugulusi Isma- Makedonikos FC, Greece, Nyanzi Marvin- Wakiso Giants FC, Andrew Kawooya- KCCA FC, Wabyoona Faisal- KCCA FC, Thomas Kakaire- Mbarara City FC, Mutebi Hakim- St Mary’s Kitende, Umar Lutalo- SC Villa, Muhammad Nsereko- SC Villa, Kasinde Ibrahim- Bright Stars FC, Asaba Ivan- Vipers SC, Tuma Basil Tenywa- Reading FC, UK, Lukwago Haruna -KCCA FC


Kyeyune Abbas- UPDF FC, Emmanuel Mukisa- Kataka FC, Iddi Abdulwahid- Unattached, Oscar Mawa- Unattached



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