Thursday Nov 16, 2017. 14:00
As they prepare to participate at the 2017 U20 COSAFA Cup in Zambia, Uganda have called up their Canadian-based youth international in Azake Luboyera.
The talented Ottawa Fury midfielder is among a 30-man provisional squad by Uganda U20 head coach, Mathias Lule ahead of the youth championship.
Luboyera gained prominence when he staged a man of the match performance, scoring a brace for the U20 team against Rwanda and the squad was officially announced by the FUFA Youth Development officer, Bashir Mutyaba.
Luboyera’s club, Ottawa Fury features in the United States Major League Soccer and he has been a talking point in his debut season.
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“The team training starts on November 27 at Mandela National Stadium. For the players summoned, we have considered continuity of the players who played in the CAF U17 and 20 qualifiers, FUFA Juniors league and a few exceptional players from the schools programme,” Mutyaba explained to the media.
Moreover, the United States-based right back Andrew Okiring Isaigi who captained the previous U17 team is also part of the summoned team.
Forming part of the team is Kampala Capital City Authority’s Allan Okello and Julius Poloto, Proline goalkeeper Saidi Keni and Kibuli S.S shop-stopper Ali Mwerusi.
The Uganda U20 squad:
Goalkeepers: Keni Saidi (Proline), Eric Kibowa (Vipers/ St Mary’s Kitende), Ali Mwerusi (Kibuli S.S / KCCA U-18 Team)
Defenders: Fred Okot (URA), Andrew Okiring Isiagi (USA), Alex Komakech (Nyamityobora), Mustapha Kizza, Mustapha Mujjuzi (Proline), Geofrey Wasswa (Vipers), Bashir Askiu (Vipers / St Mary’s Kitende), Clinton Kamugisha (Nyamityobora)
Midfielders: Azake Luboyera (Ottawa Fury, USL), AbdulKarim Kasule (Express), Nicholas Kasozi (SC Villa Jogoo), Julius Poloto (KCCA), Frank ‘Zagga’ Tumwesigye (Vipers), Allan Okello (KCCA), Shafiq Kagimu (URA), Pius ‘TZ Iniesta’ Obuya (Maroons), Gadaffi Wahabu (Onduparaka), Muhammed Ochaya Sharif (Express), Nicholas Kagaba (URA)
Strikers: Muhammed Shaban (KCCA), Steven Mukwala (URA), Pius ‘Muzeei’ Wangi (Vipers), Nathanniel Atamba (Mbarara City U-18 Team), Hamis Tibita (BUL), Derrick Raymond Onyai (Kataka), Umar Kyeyune (JMC Hippos), Henry Tenywa, Charles Ssebutinde (Nyamityobora