William Kizito Luwagga Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO
[/media-credit] Luwagga Kizito in action against Botswana in the 2017 AFCON qualifiers

The grumble between Uganda Cranes midfielder William Luwagga Kizito and Coach Mulitin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic seems to have gone beyond repair after the midfielder revealed he will never play under the coach again.

The pair are believed to have got a misunderstanding while in Gabon for the Africa Cup of Nations and Luwagga refused to shake hands with the Serbian when he was substituted in the match against Mali.

“He can’t handle players with my style because he doesn’t like it,” Luwagga told Daily Monitor.  “National team is not my home and Uganda has a lot of good players,” he added.

In the aftermath of refusal to shake hands with Micho, the Portugal based midfielder was advised to apologise but he adamantly said he can’t apologise to someone killing his career although he admitted apologising to Geoffrey Massa who he also gave no handshake.

He will choose others and play but apologising to someone who is killing my talent and career is like betraying my soul. I even regret why I came (for Afcon). 

I talked to (Captain Geoffrey) Massa after the game and he understood me and I said sorry although it made him feel disrespected. But Micho I will never. Uganda Cranes doesn’t need a player like me until one coach who gives me freedom comes.

There were reports on social media that the midfielder has been banned by FUFA from ever playing for the national team but he says it’s not true.

I have not officially received any communication banning me from the national team but Micho knows the big issue between us although he can’t say it.  

But I can’t stay with someone who puts me on pressure. If I lose two balls I have to go off. If am not so active in a game for five minutes the next is putting me off.

Despite the enormous talent, Luwagga was dreadful in Gabon against Ghana in the first game which forced Micho to leave him on the bench against Egypt.

He only returned against Mali, a game he was also substituted for Massa midway the second half.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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