Uganda Hippos’ head coach Morley Byekwaso has named the final 20 man squad travelling to Arusha city ahead of the U20 Total CAF African Cup of Nations Zonal qualifiers in Tanzania.
Ssali has shown great progress to becoming a professional footballer to the extent of making it to the final Hippos squad despite being just 17 years old.
A widely known Arsenal FC fan, Alpha’s father Bebe Cool named his second born Alpha Thierry Ssali after Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.
The singer has often said that despite him letting his children choose their careers, he would relish the moment he will see his son wear the Ugandan football jersey at national level.
From a young age, Alpha has been in the right hands at the Proline Soccer Academy, nurturing his talent and finetuning a few aspects of his game.
He was promoted to the Proline FC senior team this year and it seems as though his father’s dreams are nearer to accomplishment than they have ever been before.
His talent and hard work must have caught the eye of Uganda U20 (Hippos) head coach Morley Byekwaso to include him into the squad.
The team departs for Tanzania on Friday morning aboard Uganda Airlines via Kenya.
Uganda is in group B alongside Burundi, Eritrea and South Sudan. The Zonal qualifiers will be staged in Tanzania 22nd November to 6th December 2020.
Ssenyondwa Denis Kaala
Kayondo Abdu Aziizi
Kizito Mugweri Gavin
Bukenya Joseph Kizza
Ssali Alpha Thierry