FUFA President Moses Magogo emotionally breaks down with joy in Captain Denis Onyango's hands after realizing progression to AFCON 2019 | © JOHN BATANUDDE

Moses Magogo has advised Uganda Cranes players who are tired to retire honourably and get a deserving send off.

The Fufa boss said this a while ago as he addressed the media insisting that no player in this country is indispensable.

“We ask those who are tired to honourably retire and we give them a good send off,” Magogo told the press.

FUFA President Moses Magogo Credit: John Batanudde

“There is no player in this country who is indispensable. We have great players who retired. Great great players retired.

We have a Geoffrey Massa who averaged a goal per match at home, he retired. We had the Magid Musisis, the Hasules, the Sadiq Wassas. They retired. There is no body who is irreplaceable in this world.

Moses Magogo

On the same day, Magogo also revealed plans of building a new national team stating that some players have outlived their importance on the Uganda Cranes.

“There are players who have offered nothing for the past five years but are still part of the team. If I was the coach, I wouldn’t be summoning them,” he stated.

Hassan Wasswa Mawanda during a press conference at AFCON 2019

A few days after this, defender cum midfielder Hassan Wasswa Mawanda announced his retirement after amassing 75 caps on the national team for 13 years and many are expected to follow suit.

In his tribute to Wasswa, skipper Denis Onyango hinted at hanging his boots either stating he will soon follow suit.  

Denis Onyango arriving at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende for Uganda Cranes duty. Credit: JOHN BATANUDDE / Kawowo Sports

With rumours that most players are unhappy with Magogo’s demeaning statements of the team especially one that played at Chan, it remains to be seen whether more players will hang their boots before the start of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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