In addition, Byekwaso believes that it can inspire the next generation of players coming through the ranks.
Uganda Hippos defied all odds to progress to the final of the Total Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON U20).
The Morley Byekwaso coached side won 4-1 over Tunisia at the Stade de Olympique in Nouakchott on Monday night.
This propelled them to the grand finale of this year’s showpiece despite being their maiden attempt at the tournament.
Byekwaso believes it’s a motivation
“This is a big motivation for the country and the young boys who are coming up and willing to play for the Uganda Cranes.”
“This is going to motivate us that in the next five years we are going to see a very strong Uganda national team side,” Byekwaso said.
“The Federation has invested a lot in young players and in youth football.”
“All this is meant at strengthening the senior national team.”
“This is a huge success, because we came here as underdogs and now we are in the final.”
Uganda Hippos will lock horns with three-time champions and former FIFA Under-20 World Cup winners Ghana.
The final game will be played on Saturday evening at Stade Olympique in Nouakchott.