Uganda national football team

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Uganda
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Cranes
Association Federation of Uganda Football Associations
Sub-confederation CECAFA (East & Central Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Milutin Sredojević
Captain Andrew Mwesigwa
Home stadium Mandela National Stadium
FIFA code UGA
FIFA ranking 85 Decrease 4
Highest FIFA ranking 63 (September, October 2010)
Lowest FIFA ranking 121 (July 2002)
Elo ranking 80
Highest Elo ranking 40 (March 1978)
Lowest Elo ranking 129 (June 2005)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Kenya 1–1 Uganda Uganda
(Nairobi, Kenya; 1 May 1926)
Biggest win
Uganda Uganda 13–1 Kenya 
(Uganda; unknown date 1932)
Biggest defeat
 Egypt 6–0 Uganda Uganda
(Alexandria, Egypt; 30 July 1995)
 Tunisia 6–0 Uganda Uganda
(Tunis, Tunisia; 28 February 1999)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 5 (First in 1962)
Best result Second; 1978

The Uganda national football team, nicknamed The Cranes, is the national team of Uganda and is controlled by the Federation of Uganda Football Associations. Their best finish in the Africa Cup of Nations was second in 1978. Serbian Milutin Sredojević is their manager.

Achievements[edit]

CECAFA Cup :

Competition records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

Other Tournaments[edit]

Year Round
Kuwait 1989 Peace and Friendship Cup Runner Up

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

This is a list of matches over the past six months and any future scheduled matches.

Date Location Opponent Score Competition
31 August 2013 Gaborone Botswana Botswana 3-1 Friendly
7 September 2013 Marrakesh Senegal Senegal 0-1 2014 World Cup qualification
30 September 2013 Cairo Egypt Egypt 0-2 Friendly
2 October 2013 Cairo Egypt Egypt 0-3 Friendly
16 November 2013 Kampala Rwanda Rwanda 0-0 Friendly
29 November 2013 Nairobi Rwanda Rwanda 1-0 2013 CECAFA Cup group stage
2 December 2013 Machakos Eritrea Eritrea 3-0 2013 CECAFA Cup group stage
5 December 2013 Nakuru Sudan Sudan 1-0 2013 CECAFA Cup group stage
7 December 2013 Mombasa Tanzania Tanzania 2-2 2013 CECAFA Cup quarter-finals
2 January 2014 Kampala Mauritania Mauritania 3-0 Friendly
12 January 2014 Cape Town Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 2-1 2014 CHAN group stage
16 January 2014 Cape Town Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 0-0 2014 CHAN group stage
20 January 2014 Cape Town Morocco Morocco 1-3 2014 CHAN group stage

Uganda all-time record against all nations[edit]

Coaches[edit]

[1][2]

Current squad[edit]

The following squad was selected for the international friendly match against Zambia on 5 March 2014.[3]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Denis Onyango (1985-05-15) 15 May 1985 (age 28) 32 0 South Africa Bidvest Wits
1GK Robert Odongkara (1989-09-02) 2 September 1989 (age 24) 14 0 Ethiopia Saint George
2DF Andrew Mwesigwa (captain) (1984-04-24) 24 April 1984 (age 29) 60 6 Kazakhstan Ordabasy
2DF Isaac Isinde (1991-04-16) 16 April 1991 (age 23) 26 2 Ethiopia Saint George
2DF Denis Iguma (1992-10-10) 10 October 1992 (age 21) 21 1 Uganda Victoria University SC
2DF Richard Kasagga (1993-07-04) 4 July 1993 (age 20) 14 0 Uganda Kiira Young
2DF Nicholas Wadada (1992-08-15) 15 August 1992 (age 21) 14 0 Uganda Vipers SC
2DF Isaac Muleme (1992-10-10) 10 October 1992 (age 21) 7 0 Uganda Victoria University SC
3MF Moses Oloya (1992-10-22) 22 October 1992 (age 21) 24 0 Vietnam Becamex Binh Duong
3MF Geoffrey Kizito (1993-02-02) 2 February 1993 (age 21) 17 3 Kenya Gor Mahia
3MF Sula Matovu (1992-07-17) 17 July 1992 (age 21) 10 1 Sweden BK Häcken
3MF Khalid Aucho (1984-08-21) 21 August 1984 (age 29) 4 1 Kenya Tusker
3MF Boban Zirintusa (1992-02-02) 2 February 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Zimbabwe Dynamos
4FW Emmanuel Okwi (1992-12-15) 15 December 1992 (age 21) 38 16 Tanzania Young Africans
4FW Brian Umony (1988-12-12) 12 December 1988 (age 25) 22 9 Tanzania Azam
4FW Hamis Kiiza (1990-12-10) 10 December 1990 (age 23) 21 3 Tanzania Young Africans
4FW Dan Sserunkuma (1993-12-14) 14 December 1993 (age 20) 6 3 Kenya Gor Mahia
4FW Francis Olaki (1994-08-24) 24 August 1994 (age 19) 4 1 Uganda Soana FC

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zziwa, Hassan Badru (2009-05-25). "Rise and fall of Cranes coaches". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 2011-07-29. 
  2. ^ "Rise and fall of Uganda Cranes tacticians". Soccer256 online. Retrieved 2011-07-29. 
  3. ^ "Okwi, Kiiza join Cranes camp for friendly against Zambia". Federation of Uganda Football Associations. 2014-03-03. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 

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