The CAF “C” Licenced coach Frank Mulindwa has released the final squad of 16 players who passed the second round of PCR testing ahead of the 2020/21 Masaza Cup tournament game one.
Busujju faced a huge blow last week when eight of the 16 players that were registered for the 16th edition tested positive for Covid-19, calling for a mandatory 14-day quarantine and availing a fresh bunch of players for testing.
“We were greatly disappointed in the first testing as Eight players returned positive COVID 19 results. But we have a very big squad and got the Eight players we wanted in the second PCR testing round so we are ready to go,” Busujju Ssaza coach Frank Mulindwa told ChimpReports.
This website further understands that three defenders including Bazibu simon, Mwanje Hussein and Ssenkungu Ibrahim were among the players that were initially summoned but were ruled out after returning positive results.
After securing the required number of players for the competition (16), the team officially entered camp at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru on Monday ahead of their opening Bulange group game against last year’s finalists Busiro.
Busiro kick-started this season’s Masaza Cup action on a high with a 7-0 walloping victory against Buvuma on Monday. Amuza Kalibwami, Arafat Usama and Gerald Ogweti scored a brace apiece while Malida Kuteesa scored the other.
They are tied on points with second placed Buwekula which edged Hussein Mbalangu’s charges Kyaggwe 2-1 in the other group match.
Busujju’s Final 16-man Squad
Goalkeepers: Kalule Henry, Bukenya Benon
Outfield players: Otuunu Stuart, Ndifuna Bernard, Alijurna Bernard, Witaikire Raymond Marvin, Kasozi Samson, Ssaku Faimu, Kiberu Isaac, Kaye Ronald, Irinimbabazi Ivan, Ssimbwa Michael, Omirambe Brian, Kakande Shafiq, Bugembe Issa, Ssebufu Manfred.
Head coach – Frank Mulindwa.
Assistant Coach -Prince Juuko Geoffrey
Team manager – Masembe Adam.
Official -Nsubuga Habibu