Byekwaso to take charge of Kobs team ahead of CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup

Morley Byekwaso will take charge of the Uganda Kobs (U23) team that will play at the 2021 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup.

The 2021 edition of the regional tournament will be hosted in Ethiopia for the first time since 2015, with the tournament elected to be utilised for players in the U23 age category.

FUFA’s executive committee decided that Byekwaso will be in charge of a team that will predominantly include players with whom they reached the final of the U20 AFCON in March.

Byekwaso who is also the caretaker manager at KCCA will be assisted by Simeon Masaba, Stephen Kiggundu will be in charge of goalkeepers and Ivan Ssewanyana as the team’s physiotherapist.

“Morley Byekwaso will be the Head coach of the Uganda U-23 team during the 2021 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in Ethiopia,” FUFA said in a statement.

“Simeon Masaba (Assistant Coach), Stephen Kigundu (Goalkeepers’ Coach) and Ivan Ssewanyana (Physiotherapist) are also part of the technical team.”

“Uganda will field predominantly the U-20 team that reached the Final of the Total Africa Cup U-20 Tournament in Mauritania,” the statement added.

The CECAFA tournament was last held in Kampala in 2019 with the 2020 edition cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic outbreak.

Uganda under former Cranes coach Johnathan McKinstry emerged winners following a 3-0 victory over Eritrea courtesy of goals from Bright Anukani, Mustafa Kizza and Joel Madondo.

The Cranes are record winners of the CECAFA tournament with 15 titles.

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