As surely Monday follows Sunday, the next Uganda Cranes players are the ones witnessed at the 26th edition of the Copa Coca-Cola tournament in Mbarara. Buddo beat Kimanya 1-0 in the finals to lift their second trophy.
Over 1044 players were expected at the finals although the number was less as several teams were left with quite smaller squads mainly because of presenting ineligible players.
The quality of play has improved a lot as several schools have hired well tested coaches and some have compensated for the lack of such with team work and resilience.
But the following players left a big mark at the 26th edition of the annual tournament.
Goalkeeper: Aaron Bulibara (Mentor, Lira)
Peter Onzima (Jinja SSS)
Emmanuel Munoobi (St Juliana)
Samuel Kato (Buddo)
Najib Baitali (Jinja SS)
Daniel Oming (Sironko Progressive)
Anatoli Irumba (Ryakasinga)
Sunny Kaija (Kigezi HS)
Frank Ssebuufu (Buddo)
Masuudi Kafumbe (Buddo)
Thomas Kabaale (Nakaseke)
Simon Peter Mugerwa (Buddo coach)