ALIRO MOSES: From Dokolo (Angwecibange P.7 school) to Uganda Cranes.

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Aliro started his football career way back in 2009, playing for Angwecibange Primary School Junior team but later on joined a private school “El Shaddai” where he finished his primary level and he was the captain of El Shaddai Primary School football team.

Moses Aliro joined form one at Gloryland Christian College in Jinja but later transferred to Lira Town College for two years; form two and three. It’s at Lira Town College that he was signed by Lira based Destiny Sports Academy under the stewardship of Morris Otidi. While at Senior three, Moses Aliro was appointed the team captain of Lira Town College and he was as well playing for Lira United in the Northern Regional League, unfortunately when the club progressed to FUFA Big League he was dropped by the club citing he was too young to play at such level. “When we qualified for the big league, I was denied registration because I was still young. They said I was too young to play FUFA Big League!” Aliro Moses explained.

Aliro named Pilsner MOTM in a 2-1 UPL win against URA.

Aliro left Lira Town College for Kibuli SSS in 2016 where he attended his form 4, 5 and 6. In his first year they won the Copa Coca Cola Championship in Soroti against St. Mary’s kitende SS and it’s that very year that Aliro joined  KCCA FC Junior team.

In 2018 while in form six, he was appointed the team captain of Kibuli SSS and was awarded the Best Sports Man at the school.

Aliro imitates his idol CR7 after scoring for Wakiso Giants FC.

After high school, the lethal attacker started concentrating on football at KCCA FC but he was sent to Doves All Stars FC (currently Arua Hill SC) on loan where he spent the whole of second round of the 2018/19 season.

In 2019 after the end of the season, he joined Bugema University and was playing in the University League where his side finished in the third place. After exibiting a good display in the University League, Aliro was called back to KCCA FC Senior team in 2020 though things didn’t work out in his favor thus joining Wakiso Giants FC (his current club) in 2021 till to date where he has been one of the club’s best if not the best, emerging as the clubs top scorer with 9 goals in 25 appearances (2021/22 season).

Aliro was in Ibanda to represent Lango Province against Ankole Province.

This 2022/23 season, Aliro has scored 3 goals in 13 appearances, hence scoring a total of 12 goals in 38 appearances for the Wakiso based Purple Sharks.

The 24 year old’s work rate and concentration earned him several call ups to the national team though he couldn’t make the final squad.

Aliro and Uganda Cranes teammates at the training ground.

Hard work pays, Uganda Cranes Head Coach Milutin Sredojević Micho named the Dokolo born among the final traveling squad for the forthcoming CHAN tournament slated to kick off on 13th January 2023 in Algeria. Aliro expressed his gratitude for having made the final squad of Uganda Cranes CHAN team. 

“First of all I would like to thank the Almighty God for the gift of life and giving us another chance to enter in a new year, then of course I also thank Coach Micho for putting his trust on me, I would like to as well recognize  Lango football fraternity at large for the supports always rendered to me.” Aliro said. 

Magical Aliro training ahead of the CHAN tournament.

He continued, “It’s another great opportunity for me and of course  the biggest achievement because since childhood it has been my dream. I only have to say that when given a chance I’ll represent the badge whole heartedly in Algeria and of course putting in mind that l have lango people behind me that will as well push me more, that’s all I can say.”

Aliro (left, 1st row) started for Lango Province against Bugisu Province in Mbale.

Uganda Cranes is set to start their first game on Saturday, 14th January against a tricky neighbor DR Congo at 19:00 hours.

Traveling squad


Nafian Alionzi (URA FC)

Joel Mutakubwa (Gaddafi FC)

Jack Komakech (Vipers SC)


Ashiraf Mandela (Vipers SC)

James Begisa (URA FC)

Derrick Ndahiro (URA FC)

Isa Mubiru (Vipers SC)

Hillary Mukundane (Vipers SC) 

Kenneth Ssemakula(SC Villa)

Geoffrey Wasswa (KCCA FC)

Gift Fred (SC Villa)


Siraje Ssentamu (Vipers SC)

Marvin Joseph Youngman (Vipers SC)

Abdu Karim Watambala(Vipers SC)

Moses Waiswa (KCCA FC)


Milton Karisa (Vipers SC)

Ibrahim Orit (Vipers SC)

Travis Mutyaba (SC Villa)

Moses Aliro (Wakiso Giants FC)

Rogers Kassim Mato (KCCA FC)

Bright Anukani (Vipers SC)

Titus Ssematimba (Wakiso Giants)

Frank Ssebufu (Wakiso Giants FC)

Najib Yiga (Vipers SC)

Nelson Ssenkatuka (Soltilo Bright Stars FC)

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Erick Calven

Keep on representing us bro


Congratulations Moses, apwoyo atek (thanks so much)
Go and fight for the pearl of Africa
Good luck bro 🙏🙏
Proud south sudanese based Ugandan

Concepts 009

Let him carry the mantle of Uganda the source of the Nile, and that of Lango, the descendants of the tribe of Judah!!

Kamao Denis

What a wonderful to see lango to Uganda crain