The Cranes junior team, the Hippos, arrived in Zambia for the 2017 Council of Southern Africa Football Association (COSAFA) U20 tournament for which they were invited as guest team.

The team arrived at Mwanawasa International Airport, Ndola in Zambia on Monday and held a light training session at the Chipolopolo training facility. They are accommodated at Nobutula Lodge in Kitwe.

KCCA striker Muhammad Shaban will captain the team throughout the regional tournament that runs from from December 6 to 16.

The Hippos are in Group B alongside the hosts Zambia, Malawi and Swaziland.

Uganda open their campaign against the hosts and defending champions Zambia tomorrow December 6, at the Arthur Davies Stadium.


Goalkeepers: Eric Kibowa, Keni Saidi, Ali Mwerusi.

Outfield players: Fred Okot, Andrew Okiringi, Mustapha Kizza, Victor Matovu, Mustapha Mujjuzi, Geofrey Wasswa, Abubaker Muhammed Kasule, Julius Poloto, David Owori, Pius Obuya, Frank Tumwesigye, Shafiq Kagimu, Allan Okello, Muhammed Shaban, Mujahid Baden, Steven Mukwala, Hamis Tibita.


Head of Delegation: Hajji Abdul Ssekabira Lukooya

Head coach: Mathias Lule

Assistant Coach: James Odoch

Goalkeeping Coach: Samuel Kawalya

Team Manager: Suliat Makumbi

Team Doctor: Ivan Ssewanyana

Official: Lawrence Kizito

Media Officer: Farid Mpagi