The team did well in the U20 Africa Cup of Nations and reached the final where they fell 2-0 to Ghana.
The decision to continue developing the youngsters for future assignments was reached in the annual Fufa Exco Meeting.
“The Fufa Executive approved that Uganda will take part in the 2021 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Ethiopia,” part of the statement reads.
“This year’s Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup will be for players falling in the U23 Category.”
“Uganda will field predominantly the U20 team that reached the final of the Africa Cup U20 tournament in Mauritania.”
“The decision to have the U23 players for this tournament was reached during the Cecafa Exco meeting held on 11th March 2021 at Sofitel Hotel, Morocco.”
Byekwaso to take charge of Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup
The Federation further confirmed that there will be no change in the head coach role for the team.
Morley Byekwaso, who is currently serving as KCCA FC coach on an interim basis, will lead the technical bench.
“Byekwaso will be the head coach of the Uganda U23 team during the 2021 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Ethiopia.”
“Simeon Masaba will be the assistant coach while Stephen Kigundu will serve as the goalkeepers’ coach.”
“Ivan Ssewanyana will be the physiotherapist.”
FUFA aims at using the tournament to develop the future team.