Tonny Mawejje unveils huge plans ahead of his testimonial games

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By Morris Rawal

Two testimonial games have been scheduled by midfielder Tonny Mawejje to send the former Uganda Cranes legend into complete retirement.

At September, two games between his club and the current Uganda Cranes squad will be held in Lugogo and Masaka.

Speaking to the media on Friday, Mawejje claimed that the reason he was playing in Lugogo was that he had spent the majority of his career there.

The individual at Recreation Ground will thereafter donate to his hometown,

Lugogo’s entrance charge is Sh20,000, while VIP admission is Sh50,000. 

At Masaka, the entrance will be Sh10,000.

He disclosed that all of the money from the two matches will be used to support him in opening an academy that shall be based in Kampala with a branch in Masaka.

“I will start up an international academy that will groom mainly midfielders,” Mawejje told the press at Lugogo.

Mawejje, 35, began his football career as a young player with Masaka Local Council Football Club before being signed by Kampala Capital City Authority in 2004.

In 2006, he joined the Uganda Police.

He signed with the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) in 2008 before leaving the country to play professional football for BV Vestmannaeyjar in Iceland (2009–2013), scoring 10 goals in 106 games.

He was then loaned to South African Golden Arrows in 2012.

Mawejje has played professional football for Haugesund (2014), Valur (on loan in 2014), róttur (2014–2016), Tirana (2017–2019), and Al-Arabi Sports Club in Kuwait.

Mawejje has earned 83 caps for the Uganda Cranes and has eight goals to his credit.

He participated in the Gabon-hosted 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals as Uganda made its 38-year comeback to the international competition.

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