Tonny Mawejje shoots against Egypt at AFCON 2017 in Gabon Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE
[/media-credit] Uganda Cranes’ Tony Mawejje (L) in action against Egypt during the Africa Cup of Nations Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE

Uganda Cranes experienced midfielder Tonny Mawejje has officially transferred from Iceland to Vietnam.

On Wednesday, Mawejje agreed terms for a one year deal at Long An Football club that plays in the Vietnam Super League.

He is set to undergo a medical on Saturday morning before being unveiled officially on Sunday.

Mawejje’s representative and manager, Edwin Kasule brokered the deal with the anticipation and hope that his client gets the much treasured playing time at Long An before his trials at Beskitas in Turkey.

First of all, I am excited that Tonny (Mawejje) has moved to Long An in Vietnam where he is expected to get as much playing time as possible.

He will be traveling to Beskitas of Turkey for trials in August 2017.

Mawejje is one of the longest serving loyal players on the current Uganda Cranes team.

He started his career at Masaka S.S before he was recruited to play for Masaka Local Council as a teenager.

He then moved to Kampala City Council (now KCCA F.C), Police and later crossing over to URA.

In 2009, he moved to Icelandic side Íþróttabandalag Vestmannaeyja (IBV) where he stayed for three seasons before being loaned to South Africa’s Golden Arrows.

He then switched allegiance to Norwegian side Fotballklubben Haugesund where he was only restricted to three appearances and was loaned to Knattspyrnufélagið Valur still in Iceland.

He left Valur for Thróttur Reykjaví,  Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur and recently back at relegated IBV.

Mawejje was on the historic Uganda Cranes team that featured at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon when Uganda returned to the continental show piece for the first time after 39 years.

Since 2004 when he first earned his national team cap, Mawejje has played 68 international matches, scoring 8 goals.

In Vietnam, Mawejje joins other Uganda Cranes teammates Moses Oloya and Geofrey ‘Baba’ Kizito who feature for Hà Nội T&T  and Than Quảng Ninh respectively.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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