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Former Uganda Cranes captain argues Federation to keep Uganda Hippos team together.



Uganda Hippos starting XI against Ghana U20 (Photo credit: Caf

Ghana U20 football national team emerged victorious as Champions of the 16th edition of the U20 AFCON tournament organized by CAF which was taking place in Mauritania.

Daniel Afriyie Banieh two first half and second half strikes sealed a record 4th title for the black satellites over Uganda.

Despite the fact that Uganda Hippos lost battle to Ghana in the finals, but qualifications and reaching to that level was already deemed as Successful for the young lads as former Uganda Cranes captain Andrew Mwesigwa shares the same thought on the Uganda team.

“Yes we lost in the finals but to me we won the battle, qualification and reaching to that level meant a lot to the football fraternity in Uganda,” reads part of Andrew Mwesigwa’s post on his Facebook page.

In a long post, the former Cranes center back has argued the Football governing body in the country, FUFA to keep thse young boys together because he seeing them reaching to the seniors finals (African Cup of Nations) and lifting it.

“In moments like this, ie when you recognize the efforts of the talent identification and development,” he said before adding

“My wish and prayers that the Federation (FUFA) should keep these boys together because am seeing this team in the finals again of the senior Afcon tournament in future and even lifting it bringing it home for the very first time.”

Andrew Mwesigwa’s message to the players..”Please keep it up and never take such opportunities for granted, even archivement in life means more work is needed in order to reach the promised Land.

Mwesigwa owns a soccer academy ( Andrew Mwesigwa’s soccer academy ) and in just concluded U20 AFCON tournament, his academy was well represented with two players Isma Mugulusi and goalkeeper Oyo Delton.

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