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 coachJohnny McKinstry
CaptainDenis Onyango
Most capsGodfrey Walusimbi (105)
Top scorerEmmanuel Okwi (25)
Home stadiumMandela National Stadium
FIFA codeUGA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 77 Steady (16 July 2020)[1]
Highest62 (January 2016)
Lowest152 (July 2002)
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
Appearances7 (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

Results and fixtures[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

2019[edit]

22 June 2019 2019 AFCONDR Congo 0–2 UgandaCairo, Egypt
16:30 Report Kaddu Goal 14'
Okwi Goal 48'
Stadium: Cairo International Stadium
Referee: Rédouane Jiyed (Morocco)
26 June 2019 2019 AFCONUganda 1–1 ZimbabweCairo, Egypt
19:00 Okwi Goal 12' Report Billiat Goal 40' Stadium: Cairo International Stadium
Referee: Eric Otogo-Castane (Gabon)
30 June 2019 2019 AFCONUganda 0–2 EgyptCairo, Egypt
21:00 Report Salah Goal 36'
A. El Mohamady Goal 45+1'
Stadium: Cairo International Stadium
Referee: Maguette Ndiaye (Senegal)
5 July 2019 2019 AFCONUganda 0–1 SenegalCairo, Egypt
21:00 Report Mané Goal 15' Stadium: Cairo International Stadium
Referee: Mustapha Ghorbal (Algeria)
8 September 2019 FriendlyKenya 1–1 UgandaNairobi, Kenya
Muguna Goal 51' Report Okwi Goal 23' Stadium: Moi International Sports Centre
13 October 2019 FriendlyEthiopia 0–1 UgandaBahir Dar, Ethiopia
15:00 Report Okwi Goal 20' Stadium: Bahir Dar Stadium
13 November 2019 (2019-11-13) 2021 AFCONQBurkina Faso 0–0 UgandaOuagadougou, Burkina Faso
19:00 UTC±0 Stadium: Stade du 4 Août
17 November 2019 (2019-11-17) 2021 AFCONQUganda 2–0 MalawiKira, Uganda
16:00 UTC+3
Stadium: Mandela National Stadium

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 players have been called up for the 2021 AFCON Qualifier against South Sudan national football team on 28 March 2020 and 31 March 2020 .[4][5]

Caps and goals as of 13 October 2019, after the match vs. Ethiopia.[6]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Denis Onyango (Captain) (1985-05-15) 15 May 1985 (age 35) 78 0 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns
1GK Jamal Salim (1995-05-27) 27 May 1995 (age 25) 6 0 Sudan Al-Hilal

2DF Nicholas Wadada (1994-07-27) 27 July 1994 (age 26) 59 1 Tanzania Azam
2DF Joseph Ochaya (1993-12-14) 14 December 1993 (age 26) 55 2 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe
2DF Timothy Awany (1996-08-06) 6 August 1996 (age 24) 34 0 Israel Ashdod
2DF Bevis Mugabi (1995-05-01) 1 May 1995 (age 25) 10 0 Scotland Motherwell
2DF Alex Kakuba (1991-06-12) 12 June 1991 (age 29) 4 0 Portugal C.D. Cova da Piedade
2DF Ronald Mukiibi (1991-09-16) 16 September 1991 (age 28) 3 0 Sweden Östersunds
2DF Elvis Bwomono (1998-11-29) 29 November 1998 (age 21) 0 0 England Southend United F.C.

3MF Khalid Aucho (1993-08-08) 8 August 1993 (age 27) 51 2 Egypt Misr Lel Makkasa SC
3MF Allan Kyambadde (1996-01-15) 15 January 1996 (age 24) 23 1 Egypt El Gouna
3MF Taddeo Lwanga (1994-05-21) 21 May 1994 (age 26) 19 1 Egypt Tanta
3MF Micheal Azira (1987-08-22) 22 August 1987 (age 32) 12 0 United States Chicago Fire
3MF Moses Waiswa (1997-04-20) 20 April 1997 (age 23) 11 1 South Africa SuperSport United F.C.
3MF Lumala Abdu (1997-07-21) 21 July 1997 (age 23) 8 0 Egypt Pyramids
3MF Allan Okello (1999-12-28) 28 December 1999 (age 20) 2 1 Algeria Paradou
3MF Jayden Onen (2001-02-17) 17 February 2001 (age 19) 0 0 England Brentford F.C.

4FW Emmanuel Okwi (Vice-Captain) (1992-12-25) 25 December 1992 (age 27) 78 26 Egypt Al-Ittihad
4FW Bbakka Alexis (1995-09-13) 13 September 1995 (age 24) 1 0 Sweden Umeå FC
4FW Uche Ikpeazu (1995-02-28) 28 February 1995 (age 25) 0 0 Scotland Heart of Midlothian F.C.

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up for Uganda in 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 30) 31 0 Guinea Horoya AC v.  Malawi, 17 November 2019
GK Charles Lukwago (1994-11-24) 24 November 1994 (age 25) 5 0 Uganda KCCA v.  Kenya, 8 September 2019
GK Joel Mutakubwa 0 0 Uganda Kyetume v.  Kenya, 8 September 2019

DF Hassan Wasswa (1988-02-14) 14 February 1988 (age 32) 81 0 Saudi Arabia Jeddah v.  Malawi, 17 November 2019
DF Murushid Juuko (1994-04-14) 14 April 1994 (age 26) 41 1 Free Agent v.  Malawi, 17 November 2019
DF Isaac Muleme (1992-10-10) 10 October 1992 (age 27) 39 0 Slovakia Nitra v.  Malawi, 17 November 2019
DF Halid Lwaliwa (1998-08-19) 19 August 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Uganda Vipers SC v.  Malawi, 17 November 2019
DF Mustafa Kizza (1999-10-03) 3 October 1999 (age 20) 5 1 Canada Montreal Impact v.  Kenya, 8 September 2019
DF Paul Willa (1999-09-04) 4 September 1999 (age 20) 5 0 Uganda Police v.  Kenya, 8 September 2019
DF John Revita (1992-01-17) 17 January 1992 (age 28) 5 0 Uganda Express v.  Kenya, 8 September 2019
DF Musitafa Mujuzi (1999-05-05) 5 May 1999 (age 21) 3 0 Uganda Proline v.  Kenya, 8 September 2019

MF Farouk Miya (1997-11-26) 26 November 1997 (age 22) 65 22 Turkey Konyaspor v.  Malawi, 17 November 2019
MF Luwagga Kizito (1993-12-23) 23 December 1993 (age 26) 43 1 Israel Hapoel Kfar Saba v.  Malawi, 17 November 2019
MF Milton Karisa (1995-07-27) 27 July 1995 (age 25) 23 2 Uganda Vipers SC v.  Ethiopia, 13 October 2019
MF Kirizestom Ntambi (1992-06-27) 27 June 1992 (age 28) 5 0 Uganda Wakiso Giants FC v.  Ethiopia, 13 October 2019
MF Allan Kayiwa (1997-10-07) 7 October 1997 (age 22) 4 0 Uganda Vipers SC v.  Ethiopia, 13 October 2019
MF Moses Opondo (1997-10-28) 28 October 1997 (age 22) 2 0 Denmark Odense v.  Ethiopia, 13 October 2019
MF Muzamir Mutyaba (1993-10-10) 10 October 1993 (age 26) 36 3 Uganda KCCA v.  Kenya, 8 September 2019
MF Nicolas Kasozi (1993-01-03) 3 January 1993 (age 27) 2 0 Uganda KCCA v.  Kenya, 8 September 2019

FW Patrick Kaddu (1995-10-09) 9 October 1995 (age 24) 15 6 Egypt Ismaily SC v.  Malawi, 17 November 2019
FW Fahad Bayo (1998-05-10) 10 May 1998 (age 22) 1 1 Israel F.C. Ashdod v.  Malawi, 17 November 2019
FW Derrick Nsibambi (1994-06-19) 19 June 1994 (age 26) 21 7 Egypt Smouha v.  Ethiopia, 13 October 2019
FW Bright Anukani (2000-06-26) 26 June 2000 (age 20) 3 0 Uganda Proline v.  Kenya, 8 September 2019

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.
WD Player withdrew from the squad.

Records[edit]

As of 13 October 2019
Players in bold text are still active with Uganda.

Managers[edit]

[7][8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 16 July 2020. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 1 August 2020. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  3. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Tournaments - Compare Teams - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  4. ^ "AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: McKinstry Names Squad For Double Header Against South Sudan".
  5. ^ "AFCON 2021: The Road To Cameroon Is Clear".
  6. ^ "Uganda (2019)". national-football-teams.com.
  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.
  9. ^ "Johnny McKinstry unveiled as Uganda Cranes coach". www.newvision.co.ug. Retrieved 2019-12-30.

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