Hassan Wasswa Mawanda hangs his International boots at the age of 33 years

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By Alunyo Jimmy Patrick

Hassan Wasswa at 33, has officially retired from national team duties with the Uganda Cranes on Friday, 9th April 2021. This comes after 13 years of playing a key part in the Uganda Cranes national and international duties, earning 76 caps to his name as a player for the national team

He has represented Uganda at the highest level in very many competitions, with the most noticeable ones being the two Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals in Gabon (2017) and Egypt (2019).

He has been a player known for his strong leadership skills on and off the pitch, and his commitment and ability to bring the best out of the players around him.

The former Uganda Cranes skipper has featured for the likes of St George Football Club in Ethiopia, FC CapeTown in South Africa, Karabukspor, Altay, Kayseri Erciyesspor, all of them in Turkey, Dong Nai of Vietnam, Al Shorta of Iraq, Nejmeh Sporting Club in Lebanon, Tala’ea El Gaish Sporting Club of Egypt and recently for Jeddah club in Saudi Arabia.

This comes barely a week after Uganda Cranes best goalkeeper Denis Onyango called time on his international duties for Uganda, with none of them giving a clear reason for their retirement. At 33, one can say Hassan Wasswastill had at least  2 years of active playing time for the Cranes. We wish them luck in their future endeavors.

Plans by Wasswa to announce dates for his official testimonial match for a footballing sendoff will be communicated by the player himself.

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