Uganda national football team

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Uganda
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)The Cranes
AssociationFederation of Uganda Football Associations
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationCECAFA (East & Central Africa)
Head coachSébastien Desabre
Home stadiumMandela National Stadium
FIFA codeUGA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current79 Increase 4 (25 October 2018)[1]
Highest62 (January 2016)
Lowest121 (July 2002)
Elo ranking
Current91 Decrease 7 (13 November 2018)[2]
Highest40 (March 1978)
Lowest129 (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
Appearances6 (first in 1962)
Best resultRunners-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.

Achievements[edit]

CECAFA Cup :

Competitive record[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to
West Germany 1974
Did not enter Did not enter
Argentina 1978 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1 3 4
Spain 1982 Withdrew Withdrew
Mexico 1986 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1 1 3
Italy 1990 2 1 0 1 2 3
United States 1994 Withdrew during qualifying Withdrew during qualifying
France 1998 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 1 5
South Korea Japan 2002 2 0 1 1 4 7
Germany 2006 12 3 2 7 10 18
South Africa 2010 6 3 1 2 8 9
Brazil 2014 6 2 2 2 5 6
Russia 2018 8 4 3 1 7 2
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026
Total 0/21 42 15 9 18 42 47

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 Runners-Up 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 Group Stage 13th 3 0 1 2 1 3
Cameroon 2019 to
Guinea 2023
To be determined
Total Runners-Up 6/31 19 3 2 14 18 34

Other tournaments[edit]

Year Round
Kuwait 1989 Peace and Friendship Cup Runners-Up

African Games[edit]

Football at the African Games has been an under-23 tournament since 1991.
African Games Record
Year Result GP W D L GS GA
Republic of the Congo 1965 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nigeria 1973 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Algeria 1978 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kenya 1987 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991–present See Uganda national under-23 football team
Total 4/4 0 0 0 0 0 0

Results and fixtures[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

2017[edit]

2018[edit]

20 November 2018 FriendlyNigeria v UgandaNigeria

2019[edit]

All-time team record[edit]

Completely updated and corrected per the cited source on 4 July 2017 [3]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 30 players have been selected for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier match against Cape Verde and friendly against Nigeria in November 2018.[4]

Caps and goals as of 3 November 2018, after the match vs. Lesotho.[5][6]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Denis Onyango (captain) (1985-05-15) 15 May 1985 (age 33) 68 0 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns
1GK Jamal Salim (1995-05-27) 27 May 1995 (age 23) 6 0 Sudan Al-Merrikh
1GK Charles Lukwago (1994-11-24) 24 November 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Uganda KCCA
1GK Nicholas Sebwato (1992-07-05) 5 July 1992 (age 26) 0 0 Uganda Onduparaka

2DF Godfrey Walusimbi (1989-07-03) 3 July 1989 (age 29) 94 3 South Africa Kaizer Chiefs
2DF Hassan Wasswa (1988-02-14) 14 February 1988 (age 30) 75 0 Egypt El-Geish
2DF Isaac Isinde (1991-04-16) 16 April 1991 (age 27) 60 2 Uganda Kirinya–Jinja
2DF Denis Iguma (1994-02-10) 10 February 1994 (age 24) 60 1 Kuwait Kazma
2DF Joseph Ochaya (1993-12-14) 14 December 1993 (age 24) 52 2 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe
2DF Nicholas Wadada (1992-08-15) 15 August 1992 (age 26) 51 1 Tanzania Azam
2DF Isaac Muleme (1992-10-10) 10 October 1992 (age 26) 36 0 Egypt Haras El Hodoud
2DF Murushid Juuko (1994-04-14) 14 April 1994 (age 24) 35 1 Tanzania Simba
2DF Bernard Muwanga (1993-08-25) 25 August 1993 (age 25) 27 0 Uganda KCCA
2DF Timothy Awany (1996-08-06) 6 August 1996 (age 22) 23 0 Uganda KCCA
2DF Yayo Lutimba (1992-06-03) 3 June 1992 (age 26) 0 0 Uganda Vipers

3MF Farouk Miya (1995-11-26) 26 November 1995 (age 22) 56 21 Croatia Gorica
3MF Khalid Aucho (1993-08-08) 8 August 1993 (age 25) 41 2 India Churchill Brothers
3MF Milton Karisa (1995-07-27) 27 July 1995 (age 23) 21 2 Morocco Mouloudia Oujda
3MF Ibrahim Juma (1993-10-01) 1 October 1993 (age 25) 14 3 Uganda KCCA
3MF Allan Kyambadde (1996-01-15) 15 January 1996 (age 22) 10 0 Uganda KCCA
3MF Taddeo Lwanga (1994-05-21) 21 May 1994 (age 24) 9 0 Uganda Vipers
3MF Moses Waiswa (1997-04-20) 20 April 1997 (age 21) 8 1 Uganda Vipers
3MF Allan Kateregga (1994-06-03) 3 June 1994 (age 24) 7 0 South Africa Cape Town City
3MF Ambrose Kirya (1996-07-11) 11 July 1996 (age 22) 1 0 Uganda Villa

4FW Emmanuel Okwi (1992-12-25) 25 December 1992 (age 25) 67 21 Tanzania Simba
4FW Derrick Nsibambi (1994-06-19) 19 June 1994 (age 24) 20 7 Egypt Smouha
4FW Dan Sserunkuma (1989-12-04) 4 December 1989 (age 28) 11 3 Uganda Vipers
4FW Edrisa Lubega (1998-04-17) 17 April 1998 (age 20) 4 0 Austria Ried
4FW Patrick Kaddu (1995-10-09) 9 October 1995 (age 23) 3 0 Uganda KCCA
4FW Vianne Sekajugo 0 0 Uganda Onduparaka

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up for the team within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Robert Odongkara (1989-09-02) 2 September 1989 (age 29) 29 0 Ethiopia Saint George v.  Malawi, 27 March 2018
GK Ismail Watenga (1995-05-15) 15 May 1995 (age 23) 19 0 Uganda Vipers 2018 African Nations Championship
GK Benjamin Ochan (1989-09-18) 18 September 1989 (age 29) 11 0 Zambia Kabwe Warriors 2018 African Nations Championship
GK Keni Saidi (1999-10-14) 14 October 1999 (age 19) 11 0 Uganda Proline 2018 African Nations Championship
GK Tom Ikara (1997-02-12) 12 February 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Uganda KCCA 2018 African Nations Championship PRE

DF Musitafa Mujuzi (1999-05-05) 5 May 1999 (age 19) 1 0 Uganda Proline v.  Lesotho, 13 October 2018 PRE
DF Bashir Asiku (2000-05-28) 28 May 2000 (age 18) 0 0 Uganda Vipers v.  Lesotho, 13 October 2018 PRE
DF Mustafa Kizza (1999-10-03) 3 October 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Uganda KCCA v.  Lesotho, 13 October 2018 PRE
DF Bevis Mugabi (1995-05-01) 1 May 1995 (age 23) 2 0 England Yeovil Town v.  Niger, 2 June 2018
DF Alex Kakuba (1991-06-12) 12 June 1991 (age 27) 4 0 Greece PAS Giannina v.  Malawi, 27 March 2018
DF Joseph Nsubuga (1996-10-09) 9 October 1996 (age 22) 5 0 Uganda Villa 2018 African Nations Championship
DF Aggrey Madoi (1994-11-20) 20 November 1994 (age 23) 3 0 Uganda Police 2018 African Nations Championship
DF Shafiq Bakaki (1996-02-22) 22 February 1996 (age 22) 9 0 Uganda Vipers 2018 African Nations Championship PRE
DF Savio Kabugo (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 (age 23) 28 2 Uganda Proline 2017 CECAFA Cup
DF Ibrahim Kiyemba (1995-02-12) 12 February 1995 (age 23) 3 0 South Africa Stellenbosch 2017 CECAFA Cup

MF Allan Okello (2000-07-04) 4 July 2000 (age 18) 0 0 Uganda KCCA v.  Lesotho, 13 October 2018 PRE
MF Luwagga Kizito (1993-12-23) 23 December 1993 (age 24) 41 1 Bulgaria BATE Borisov v.  Tanzania, 8 September 2018
MF Moses Opondo (1997-10-28) 28 October 1997 (age 21) 1 0 Denmark Vendsyssel v.  Tanzania, 8 September 2018
MF Yassar Mugerwa (1994-05-01) 1 May 1994 (age 24) 7 0 Ethiopia Fasil Kenema v.  Tanzania, 8 September 2018 PRE
MF Geoffrey Kizito (1993-02-02) 2 February 1993 (age 25) 41 3 Vietnam Sài Gòn v.  Malawi, 27 March 2018
MF Abraham Ndugwa 3 0 Uganda Masavu v.  Malawi, 27 March 2018
MF Muzamir Mutyaba (1993-10-10) 10 October 1993 (age 25) 32 3 Uganda KCCA 2018 African Nations Championship
MF Paul Mucureezi (1993-02-11) 11 February 1993 (age 25) 8 4 Uganda KCCA 2018 African Nations Championship
MF Tom Masiko (1996-02-17) 17 February 1996 (age 22) 7 0 Uganda Vipers 2018 African Nations Championship
MF Seif Batte (1992-10-25) 25 October 1992 (age 26) 1 0 Uganda Bright Stars 2018 African Nations Championship
MF Abubaker Kasule (1999-01-05) 5 January 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Zambia Buildcon 2018 African Nations Championship
MF Rahmat Senfuka (1993-04-04) 4 April 1993 (age 25) 0 0 Uganda Vipers 2018 African Nations Championship
MF Shafiq Kagimu (1998-05-28) 28 May 1998 (age 20) 3 0 Uganda URA 2018 African Nations Championship PRE
MF Isiagi Dan Opolot (1995-12-19) 19 December 1995 (age 22) 1 0 Egypt Al Nasr 2018 African Nations Championship PRE
MF Nicholas Kasozi 0 0 Uganda KCCA 2018 African Nations Championship PRE

FW Nelson Senkatuka (1999-09-09) 9 September 1999 (age 19) 9 0 Uganda Bright Stars v.  Lesotho, 13 October 2018 PRE
FW Julius Poloto (1999-09-09) 9 September 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Uganda KCCA v.  Lesotho, 13 October 2018 PRE
FW Yunus Sentamu (1994-08-13) 13 August 1994 (age 24) 13 4 Albania Tirana v.  Tanzania, 8 September 2018
FW Martin Kizza (1997-10-10) 10 October 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Uganda Villa v.  Tanzania, 8 September 2018 PRE
FW Muhammad Shaban (1998-01-01) 1 January 1998 (age 20) 11 0 Morocco Raja Casablanca v.  Niger, 2 June 2018
FW Hood Kaweesa (1982-08-22) 22 August 1982 (age 36) 17 2 Zambia Buildcon v.  Malawi, 27 March 2018
FW Fahad Bayo (1998-05-10) 10 May 1998 (age 20) 2 0 Zambia Buildcon v.  Malawi, 27 March 2018
FW Brian Ahebwa 0 0 Uganda Mbarara City 2018 African Nations Championship PRE
Notes
  • DEC Player refused to join the team after the call-up.
  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
  • PRE Preliminary Squad.
  • RET Player has retired from international football.
  • SUS Suspended from the national team.

Managers[edit]

[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 25 October 2018. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 13 November 2018. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  3. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Tournaments - Compare Teams - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  4. ^ "Uganda call-up 30 players for Super Eagles friendly". pulse.ng. 2018-11-01. Retrieved 2018-11-03.
  5. ^ "Uganda (2018)". national-football-teams.com. Retrieved 2018-11-03.
  6. ^ "Central African Republic 1 - Uganda (Missing match)". espn.com. Retrieved 2018-11-03.
  7. ^ Zziwa, Hassan Badru (25 May 2009). "Rise and fall of Cranes coaches". The Observer. Uganda. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
  8. ^ "Rise and fall of Uganda Cranes tacticians". Soccer256 online. Archived from the original on 2 February 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2011.

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