Godfrey Walusimbi Credit: John Batanudde

Former Uganda Cranes defender Godfrey ‘Wazza’ Walusimbi has announced his retirement from football.

The left back who started his career at SC Villa in early 2000s made the revelation in a statement on Wednesday October 5.

Godfrey Walusimbi in action against Mali at Afcon 2017

“I have resolved to officially retire from professional football. I am extremely grateful for the experience, relationship and exposure the game brought to me,” read part of the statement.

Godfrey Walusimbi played for Kaizer Chiefs Credit: Kaizer Chiefs Media

“My walk of life has been made possible by many other factors and people behind the scene, so that I reach my self-actualization as a professional footballer.”

“I confidently confirm that now I transit into football management and I am determined to approach it in the same way I did as a player.”

Godfrey Walusimbi in Gor Mahia colours Credit: File Photo

Besides SC Villa where he came through the youth ranks, Walusimbi played for Bunamwaya (now Vipers), Don Bosco in DR Congo, Gor Mahia (Kenya) Kaizer Chiefs in South Africa and Vllaznia in Albania.

He retires as the most capped Uganda Cranes player with 105 caps and scored three goals.

Godfrey “Jajja Walu” Walusimbi during the AFCON 2019 finals in Cairo, Egypt. He is Nkonge’s role model

He made his debut against Angola in 2010 and played at two Afcon finals in 2017 and 2019.

Wazza as famously known among the football fraternity is one of the 605 players worldwide that have played 100+ games for their respective national teams.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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