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SC Villa is well represented in Uganda’s national team, the Hippos, for the upcoming Dire Cup in Ethiopia and the subsequent All Africa Games in Accra, Ghana. Among the selected players are defender Cyrus Kibande, midfielder Abbas Kyeyune.

Additionally, Hakim Mutebi and Patrick Jonah Kakande will be showcasing their talents upfront. SC Villa’s influence extends beyond the players, with team doctor Michael Gumisiriza and Head coach Morley Byekwaso also part of the delegation.

This emphasizes SC Villa’s pivotal role in Ugandan football development and its contribution to the national team’s success.

The 23-man Hippos squad also comprises players from other clubs as shown below:

Travelling Squad to Ethiopia


Abdul Magada (Gaddafi FC), Shamulan Kamya (Soltilo Bright Stars FC), Humphrey Oyirwoth (Bukedea Comprehensive School)

Defenders Haruna Lukwago (KCCA FC), Ibrahim Juma (CD Leganes), Enock Luyima (Vipers SC), Ronald Madoi (SFK Pierikos), Apollo Kagogwe (Wakiso Giants FC), Rogers Torach (Vipers SC)

Midfielders Innocent Kisolo (URA FC), Ivan Irinimbabazi (SFK Pierikos), Saidi Mayanja (KCCA FC), Allan Oyirwoth (Brook House College), George Isiagi (Brook House College)

Forwards Arafat Kizza Usama (KCCA FC), Darious Ojok (Maroons FC), Shafiq Magogo (Kitara FC), Alpha Thierry Ssali (Express FC), Bruno Bunyaga (URA FC)

Other Officials

Leader of Delegation – Dan Obote

Assistant Coach – Simeon Massa

Goalkeeping Coach – Stephen Billy Kiggundu

Equipment Manager – Frank Bumpenje

Media Officer – Joel Cornerious Kivumbi

FUFA President’s Office – Fred Katende

The Hippos are expected to kick off with the dire cup this Saturday.