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AF U-20 Qualifiers: Uganda Hippos Prepare Ahead Of Rwanda Match

Uganda National U-20 team, the Hippos have continued to intensify their preparations ahead of the CAF U-20 first leg qualifier against Rwanda this Saturday.

According to the team head coach, Kefa Kisala, the players have responded well in training with non residential drills conducted at Nakivubo and Lugogo stadia.

‘Training has been good and i am happy for the response in training from all the players’ Kisala who is assisted by Richard Wasswa. Arthur Kyesmiira and Daniel Kiwanuka (Goalkeeping coach) said.

The Hippos have so far played three build up games as a preparatory mechanism before traveling to Rwanda.

They have won 2-1 and 3-1 against Express and URA football clubs respectively and lost 4-2 to KCCA F.C.

Against Express, Hassan Musana and Martin Kizza scored for the Hippos while Daniel Shabena (penalty), Kizza and Yafessi Mubiru were on target for the youngsters against URA F.C on Wednesday morning.

Uganda national U-20 team player, Emmanuel ‘Song’ Olinga (right) one of the five graduates of the U-17 team (Uganda Cubs) during the team’s friendly match against URA F.C on Wednesday.

In the build up with KCCA F.C, Yafessi Mubiru and Joseph Ssemujju had given the Hippos a 2-0 lead before KCCA rallied back to score 4 goals through Joseph Ochaya, Akimenyi, Nonda and Muzamiru Mutyaba.

The final team is expected to be named today Thursday before departure to Rwanda by Rwanda Air on Friday morning.

Uganda Hippos players in a warm up drill at Lugogo.

The return leg will be played on the 23rd April 2016 in Kampala at a venue yet to be confirmed by FUFA.

CAF U-20 Qualifiers:
Saturday, 2nd April 2016
Rwanda U-20 Vs Uganda U-20 (Hippos)
At Kigali Regional Stadium, Nyamirambo.

By Robert Muriisa.

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