Less than a week after skipper Geoffrey Massa announced his retirement from the national team, long serving midfielder Tonny Mawejje has also joined suit.
The former Masaka LC, KCCA, Police and URA midfield gem handed his retirement letter to the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) on Friday evening with an official announcement expected on Wednesday at the weekly FUFA press conference.
“It’s been a hard decision but one that is right at the time,” reads part of the statement. “I am proud to have served my nation for over 14 years and the day I made my debut in 2003 against Mauritius will always be a proud moment for me,” it added.
A great thanks to the players I have played with all that time, the coaches and fans who stood by me even in good and bad times.
Mawejje made his debut in 2003 away to Mauritius in a 3-1 loss to Cranes and has been the longest serving player on the current national team.
His retirement leaves Denis Onyango and Hassan Wasswa Mawanda as the two most experienced players on the team.
Like Massa, Mawejje’s last outing for the national team came against Mali in January in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
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