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 65 Steady (15 September 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

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

Uganda all-time record against all nations[edit]

[1]

Coaches[edit]

[2][3]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matche against Botswana on 4 June 2016.

Caps and goals as of 26 June 2016.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Denis Onyango (1985-05-15) 15 May 1985 (age 31) 52 0 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns
1GK Robert Odongkara (1989-09-02) 2 September 1989 (age 27) 23 0 Ethiopia Saint George
1GK Jamal Salim (1995-05-27) 27 May 1995 (age 21) 2 0 Sudan Al-Merrikh

2DF Godfrey Walusimbi (1989-07-03) 3 July 1989 (age 27) 65 3 Kenya Gor Mahia
2DF Isaac Isinde (1991-04-16) 16 April 1991 (age 25) 44 2 Ethiopia Saint George
2DF Denis Iguma (1994-02-10) 10 February 1994 (age 22) 42 1 Lebanon Al-Ahed Beirut
2DF Joseph Ochaya (1993-12-14) 14 December 1993 (age 22) 27 1 Uganda KCCA
2DF Murshid Juuko (1994-04-14) 14 April 1994 (age 22) 12 0 Tanzania Simba

3MF Tony Mawejje (1986-12-15) 15 December 1986 (age 29) 65 8 Iceland Þróttur Reykjavík
3MF Hassan Wasswa (1988-02-14) 14 February 1988 (age 28) 43 0 Iraq Al-Shorta
3MF Moses Oloya (1992-10-22) 22 October 1992 (age 23) 37 0 Russia Kuban Krasnodar
3MF Khalid Aucho (1993-08-08) 8 August 1993 (age 23) 22 2 Kenya Gor Mahia
3MF Luwagga Kizito (1993-12-20) 20 December 1993 (age 22) 22 1 Portugal Feirense
3MF Micheal Azira (1987-08-22) 22 August 1987 (age 29) 0 0 United States Colorado Rapids

4FW Geofrey Massa (1986-02-19) 19 February 1986 (age 30) 54 17 South Africa Bloemfontein Celtic
4FW Emmanuel Okwi (1992-12-25) 25 December 1992 (age 23) 46 17 Denmark SønderjyskE
4FW Farouk Miya (1997-11-26) 26 November 1997 (age 18) 29 11 Belgium Standard Liège
4FW Erisa Sekisambu (1995-08-28) 28 August 1995 (age 21) 13 2 Uganda Vipers
4FW Edrisa Lubega (1998-04-17) 17 April 1998 (age 18) 2 0 Uganda Proline
4FW Melvyn Lorenzen (1994-11-26) 26 November 1994 (age 21) 1 0 Germany Werder Bremen
4FW Davis Kasirye (1994-07-15) 15 July 1994 (age 22) 1 0 Rwanda Rayon Sports

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. 

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