Uganda national football team

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Uganda
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Cranes
Association Federation of Uganda Football Associations
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation CECAFA (East & Central Africa)
Head coach Milutin Sredojević
Captain Geofrey Massa
Home stadium Mandela National Stadium
FIFA code UGA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 72 Decrease 7 (20 October 2016)
Highest 62 (January 2016)
Lowest 121 (July 2002)
Elo ranking
Current 79 (31 March 2015)
Highest 40 (March 1978)
Lowest 129 (June 2005)
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 Runners-up, 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]

Host nation(s) / Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Sudan 1957 to
United Arab Republic 1959
Did Not Enter
Ethiopia 1962 Fourth Place 4th 2 0 0 2 1 5
Ghana 1963 Withdrew
Tunisia 1965 Did Not Qualify
Ethiopia 1968 Group Stage 8th 3 0 0 3 2 8
Sudan 1970 to
Cameroon 1972
Did Not Qualify
Egypt 1974 Group Stage 6th 3 0 1 2 3 5
Ethiopia 1976 Group Stage 8th 3 0 0 3 2 6
Ghana 1978 Second Place 2nd 5 3 0 2 9 7
Nigeria 1980 to
Libya 1982
Withdrew
Ivory Coast 1984 to
Morocco 1988
Did Not Qualify
Algeria 1990 Withdrew
Senegal 1992 to
Equatorial Guinea 2015
Did Not Qualify
Gabon 2017 Qualified
Cameroon 2019 to
Guinea 2023
TBD
Total 2 Titles 21/29 86 39 25 22 128 91

Other tournaments[edit]

Year Round
Kuwait 1989 Peace and Friendship Cup Runner Up

Results and fixtures[edit]

2016

2017

Uganda all-time record against all nations[edit]

[1]

Coaches[edit]

[2][3]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match against the Republic of the Congo on 12 November 2016.[4]
Caps and goals updated as of 12 November 2016 after the game against Congo.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Robert Odongkara (1989-09-02) 2 September 1989 (age 27) 25 0 Ethiopia Saint George
18 1GK Benjamin Ochan (1989-09-18) 18 September 1989 (age 27) 9 0 Uganda KCCA
19 1GK Jamal Salim (1995-05-27) 27 May 1995 (age 21) 4 0 Sudan Al-Merrikh

15 2DF Godfrey Walusimbi (1989-07-03) 3 July 1989 (age 27) 71 3 Kenya Gor Mahia
5 2DF Isaac Isinde (1991-04-16) 16 April 1991 (age 25) 50 2 Ethiopia Saint George
12 2DF Denis Iguma (1994-02-10) 10 February 1994 (age 22) 45 1 Lebanon Al-Ahed Beirut
2 2DF Joseph Ochaya (1993-12-14) 14 December 1993 (age 22) 33 1 Uganda KCCA
14 2DF Nicholas Wadada (1992-08-15) 15 August 1992 (age 24) 22 0 Uganda Vipers SC
4 2DF Murushid Juuko (1994-04-14) 14 April 1994 (age 22) 18 0 Tanzania Simba

6 3MF Tony Mawejje (1986-12-15) 15 December 1986 (age 29) 71 8 Iceland Þróttur Reykjavík
16 3MF Hassan Wasswa (1988-02-14) 14 February 1988 (age 28) 48 0 Iraq Al-Shorta
13 3MF Moses Oloya (1992-10-22) 22 October 1992 (age 24) 43 0 Russia Kuban Krasnodar
3 3MF Geoffrey Kizito (1993-02-02) 2 February 1993 (age 23) 33 3 Vietnam Than Quang Ninh]
8 3MF Khalid Aucho (1993-08-08) 8 August 1993 (age 23) 28 2 Kenya Gor Mahia
21 3MF Mazamir Mutyaba (1993-10-10) 10 October 1993 (age 23) 13 0 Uganda KCCA
7 3MF Yassar Mugerwa (1994-05-01) 1 May 1994 (age 22) 7 0 Ethiopia Saint George
23 3MF Micheal Azira (1987-08-22) 22 August 1987 (age 29) 1 0 United States Colorado Rapids
22 3MF Shafik Batambuze (1994-06-14) 14 June 1994 (age 22) 1 0 Kenya Tusker F.C.

11 4FW Geofrey Massa (c) (1986-02-19) 19 February 1986 (age 30) 60 17 South Africa Bloemfontein Celtic
20 4FW Geoffrey Sserunkuma (1983-07-06) 6 July 1983 (age 33) 37 9 Uganda Lweza FC
17 4FW Farouk Miya (1995-11-26) 26 November 1995 (age 21) 35 13 Belgium Standard Liège
10 4FW Luwagga Kizito (1993-12-20) 20 December 1993 (age 22) 28 1 Portugal Rio Ave
9 4FW Yunus Sentamu (1994-08-13) 13 August 1994 (age 22) 15 4 Finland FC Ilves

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players were called up in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Denis Onyango (1985-05-15) 15 May 1985 (age 31) 54 0 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns v.  Ghana, 7 October 2016
GK Ismail Watenga (1995-05-15) 15 May 1995 (age 21) 6 0 Uganda Vipers SC v.  Zimbabwe, 27 January 2016
GK James Alitho (1995-08-25) 25 August 1995 (age 21) 6 0 Uganda Vipers SC v.  Zimbabwe, 27 January 2016
GK Mathias Kigonya (1996-02-02) 2 February 1996 (age 20) 3 0 Uganda Bright Stars v.  Zimbabwe, 27 January 2016

DF Richard Kasagga (1993-07-04) 4 July 1993 (age 23) 27 0 Uganda URA Kampala v.  Zimbabwe, 27 January 2016
DF Issac Muleme (1992-10-10) 10 October 1992 (age 24) 15 0 Uganda SC Villa v.  Zimbabwe, 27 January 2016
DF Timothy Awany (1996-08-06) 6 August 1996 (age 20) 3 0 Uganda KCCA v.  Zimbabwe, 27 January 2016
DF Joseph Nsubuga (1996-10-09) 9 October 1996 (age 20) 3 0 Uganda Bright Stars v.  Zimbabwe, 27 January 2016
DF Dennis Okot (1990-12-01) 1 December 1990 (age 26) 11 0 Uganda KCCA v.  Zimbabwe, 27 January 2016

MF Ivan Ntege (1994-09-08) 8 September 1994 (age 22) 18 0 Uganda KCCA v.  Zimbabwe, 27 January 2016
MF Keziron Kizito (1998-12-07) 7 December 1998 (age 18) 13 1 Uganda Vipers SC v.  Zimbabwe, 27 January 2016
MF Bernard Muwanga (1993-08-25) 25 August 1993 (age 23) 8 0 Uganda Bright Stars v.  Zimbabwe, 27 January 2016
MF Erisa Ssekisambu (1995-08-28) 28 August 1995 (age 21) 13 2 Uganda Vipers SC v.  Zimbabwe, 27 January 2016
MF Martin Kiiza (1997-10-10) 10 October 1997 (age 19) 2 0 Uganda SC Villa v.  Zimbabwe, 27 January 2016

FW Robert Ssentongo (1988-06-05) 5 June 1988 (age 28) 38 8 Uganda URA Kampala v.  Zimbabwe, 27 January 2016
FW Caesar Okhuti (1990-10-07) 7 October 1990 (age 26) 27 7 Uganda KCCA v.  Zimbabwe, 27 January 2016
FW Frank Kalanda (1991-08-08) 8 August 1991 (age 25) 17 5 Uganda URA Kampala v.  Zimbabwe, 27 January 2016
FW Lubega Edrisa (1998-04-17) 17 April 1998 (age 18) 3 0 Uganda Proline v.  Kenya, 30 August 2016
FW Emmanuel Okwi (1992-12-25) 25 December 1992 (age 23) 48 17 Denmark SønderjyskE Fodbold v.  Comoros, 4 September 2016
FW Francis Olaki (1995-06-11) 11 June 1995 (age 21) 5 1 Uganda KCCA v.  Gabon, 10 January 2016
FW Davis Kasirye 1 0 Rwanda Rayon Sports v.  Zimbabwe, 31 May 2016
FW Melvyn Lorenzen (1994-11-26) 26 November 1994 (age 22) 1 0 Germany Werder Bremen v.  Zimbabwe, 31 May 2016
FW Hamis Kiiza (1990-12-10) 10 December 1990 (age 25) 32 5 South Africa Free State Stars v.  Togo, 4 October 2016
FW Muhammad Shaban 1 0 Uganda Onduparaka v.  Zambia, 8 November 2016
Notes
  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to injury.
  • RET Player has retired from international football.
  • DEC Player refused to join the team after the call-up.
  • SUS Suspended from the national team.
  • PRE Preliminary Squad.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Competitions, Head-to-Head, FIFA, accessed 14 June 2015
  2. ^ Zziwa, Hassan Badru (2009-05-25). "Rise and fall of Cranes coaches". The Observer. Uganda. Retrieved 2011-07-29. 
  3. ^ "Rise and fall of Uganda Cranes tacticians". Soccer256 online. Retrieved 2011-07-29. 
  4. ^ "Ghana's opponents Uganda name squad to face Congo in World Cup qualifier". ghanasoccernet.com. 

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