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The Hippos will use the tournament to sharpen the squad ahead of the competition 

U20 Uganda coach Morley Byekwaso has named his provisional 33-man squad for the Tanzania mini-tournament.

The Hippos will use the competition to prepare for the Africa U20 Cup of Nations scheduled to be played in Mauritania from February 14. 

New faces in the team include Sam Senyonjo, Derrick Kakooza, Davis Sekajja, Andrew Kawooya, Delton Oyo, Simon Baligeya, and Ivan Eyamu. By Seth Willis, Goal


Rwanda have been boosted by the news that key players Eric Zidane Nsabimana and Bertrand Iradukunda will be available for their African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarterfinal against Guinea this evening.

The two players have recovered from their respective knocks and will be fit to face the Syli Nationale at the Limbe Stadium.

Amavubi earned their spot in the last eight by finishing second behind Morocco in Group C, capped off by a dramatic 3-2 win over Togo this past midweek.

“I am so happy that Iradukunda and Nsabimana are back from injury,” Mashami is quoted by New Times. “It means that now we will have more options in midfield.”

However, Mashami will have to re-jig his defence, with Thierry Manzi missing due to respiratory problems.

The coach added that he knows full well how tough Guinea will be to beat, but remains hopeful of claiming a place in the CHAN semifinals for the first time in Rwanda’s history.

“Tuesday’s victory gave us confidence; we will go into the match [against Guinea] with a mission to win. We are aware of the challenge, but I believe we can proceed to the next round,” explained Mashami. - Graeme Jackson, African Football

Agnes Mumbua stops her stopwatch at the finish line after winning the senior women Athletics Kenya Southern Cross Country at Machakos People’s Park on January 30, 2021. A form one student at St Valentines Machakos, Faith Mwende flew away with girls' under-18 5km title in 16:38.39. Compatriot Victoria Kalondu came in second in 16:43.74 with Kitui's Irene James settling second in 16:57.76. Agnes Mumbua from Machakos pulled away from counterpart Cecilia Wayua in the last lap to win Athletics Kenya Southern Cross Country Championships senior women's 10km race at Machakos People's Park on Saturday. The 25-year-old Mumbua braved the sunny course, clocking 32 minutes and 45.5 seconds as Wayua settled second in 31:59.0 with Kitui's Lucy Muli romping home third in 32:00.1. The trio will now lead Southern Region team to the National Cross Country Championships due February 13 at the Ngong Racecourse. "It feels great to here and lead the Southern Region team to the nationals. It will be a tough calling but I hope to improve my placing from last year for a top six finish," said Mumbua, who finished 31st during the National Cross Country Championships last year. Ann Mwongeli from Makueni won women's under-20 6km race in 20:38.4, beating Machakos' Sharon Ndanu and Elizabeth Mueni from Makueni to second and third in 20:56.8 and 21:42.9 respectively. A form one student at St Valentines Machakos, Faith Mwende flew away with girls' under-18 5km title in 16:38.39. Compatriot Victoria Kalondu came in second in 16:43.74 with Kitui's Irene James settling second in 16:57.76. By Ayumba Ayodi Sports Writer, Daily Nation

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