Ex-Uganda Cranes Captain Andrew Mwesigwa Retires From Football.
At the age of 33, former Uganda Cranes Captain Andrew Mwesigwa has retired from football after a successfull career that span over 16 years. The defender who started playing football at the age of six in the outskirts of Kampala said he will forever be grate full to have reached “the levels that any young upcoming soccer player would dream to reach”.
Mwesigwa has had a historic run and was part of the Uganda Cranes team that re-invented football in the country. He played for almost 12 years abroad donning on the national team colors 78 times in the process.
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Mwesigwa told reporters on Tuesday 23rd January when he broke the News.
“I would love to play this game forever but it’s very impossible, for everything has a beginning and an end”. he added.
Ever since his debut against Kenya in 2003, Mwesigwa has been an ever present and reliable figure in the Uganda Cranes side’s back line despite the competition in the squad. He had just kick started his career with SC Villla a year before in 2002.
His exploits didn’t go unnoticed earning him a move to Icelandic side IBV in 2006. He then went on to join Chinese side Chongqing Lifan in 2010 before penning a two year deal with Kazakstan Premier League side FC Ordabasy. He extended his contract with the side after winning the Kazakhstan Super Cup in late 2014.
Five years later, the defender moved to Cyprus in the KTFF Super League signing for Yenicami Agdelen for a year. He then left for Vietnam joining Sai Gon FC before recently joining his former side Ordabasy on trial.
He thanked his fans, ‘the team’s medical staff, the government, and the president’ for the unwavering support rendered to the development of sports in the country saying he will forever be grateful.
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