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 Moses Basena
Fred Kajoba
(interim)
Most caps Simeon Masaba (87)
Top scorer Geofrey Massa (21)
Home stadium Mandela National Stadium
FIFA code UGA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 71 Increase 2 (14 September 2017)
Highest 62 (January 2016)
Lowest 121 (July 2002)
Elo ranking
Current 88 Steady (7 May 2017)
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 6 (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. Moses Basena is the current National Team Coach.

Achievements[edit]

CECAFA Cup :

Competitive record[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 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
TBD
Total 2 Titles 21/29 89 39 26 29 129 94

Other tournaments[edit]

Year Round
Kuwait 1989 Peace and Friendship Cup Runner Up

Results and fixtures[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

2018[edit]

All-time team record[edit]

Completely updated and corrected per the cited source on 4 July 2017 [1]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players have been selected in the final squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier matches vs. Egypt 31 August 2017 and 5 September 2017.[2]

Caps and goals as of 10 June 2017, after the match vs. Cape Verde.[3]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
18 1GK Denis Onyango (captain) (1985-05-15) 15 May 1985 (age 32) 57 0 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns
1GK Robert Odongkara (1989-09-02) 2 September 1989 (age 28) 29 0 Ethiopia Saint George
1 1GK Benjamin Ochan (1989-09-18) 18 September 1989 (age 28) 11 0 Uganda KCCA
19 1GK Ismail Watenga (1995-05-15) 15 May 1995 (age 22) 7 0 Uganda Vipers SC

2DF Godfrey Walusimbi (1989-07-03) 3 July 1989 (age 28) 84 3 Kenya Gor Mahia
5 2DF Isaac Isinde (1991-04-16) 16 April 1991 (age 26) 55 2 Zambia Buildcon
12 2DF Denis Iguma (1994-02-10) 10 February 1994 (age 23) 52 1 Lebanon Al-Ahed
2DF Nicholas Wadada (1992-08-15) 15 August 1992 (age 25) 30 0 Uganda VIpers
4 2DF Murushid Juuko (1994-04-14) 14 April 1994 (age 23) 26 0 Tanzania Simba
20 2DF Isaac Muleme (1992-10-10) 10 October 1992 (age 24) 18 0 Uganda KCCA
3 2DF Bernard Muwanga (1993-08-25) 25 August 1993 (age 24) 14 0 Uganda SC Villa
2DF Timothy Awany (1996-08-06) 6 August 1996 (age 21) 11 0 Uganda KCCA
2DF Paul Musamali (1994-10-20) 20 October 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Uganda KCCA

16 3MF Hassan Wasswa (1988-02-14) 14 February 1988 (age 29) 60 0 Lebanon Nejmeh SC
2 3MF Joseph Ochaya (1993-12-14) 14 December 1993 (age 23) 42 1 Zambia Lusaka Dynamos
3MF Geoffrey Kizito (1993-02-02) 2 February 1993 (age 24) 40 3 Vietnam Than Quảng Ninh
8 3MF Khalid Aucho (1993-08-08) 8 August 1993 (age 24) 34 2 South Africa Baroka
10 3MF William Luwagga (1993-12-23) 23 December 1993 (age 23) 33 1 Romania Politehnica Iași
6 3MF Ivan Ntege (1994-09-08) 8 September 1994 (age 23) 21 0 Uganda KCCA
22 3MF Muzamir Mutyaba (1993-10-10) 10 October 1993 (age 23) 18 0 Uganda KCCA
3MF Moses Waiswa (1997-04-20) 20 April 1997 (age 20) 2 1 Zambia Lusaka Dynamos
21 3MF Shafiq Kagimu (1998-05-28) 28 May 1998 (age 19) 1 0 Uganda URA
13 3MF Tom Masiko 1 0 Uganda URA

7 4FW Emmanuel Okwi (1992-12-25) 25 December 1992 (age 24) 56 18 Uganda SC Villa
17 4FW Farouk Miya (1997-11-26) 26 November 1997 (age 19) 47 17 Belgium Standard Liège
9 4FW Geoffrey Sserunkuma (1983-07-06) 6 July 1983 (age 34) 47 13 Uganda KCCA
23 4FW Milton Karisa (1995-07-27) 27 July 1995 (age 22) 3 0 Uganda Vipers
11 4FW Derrick Nsibambi (1994-06-19) 19 June 1994 (age 23) 2 0 Uganda KCCA

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 Jamal Magoola (1995-05-27) 27 May 1995 (age 22) 5 0 Sudan Al-Merrikh v.  Tunisia, 4 January 2017

DF Dennis Okot (1990-12-01) 1 December 1990 (age 26) 16 0 Uganda KCCA v.  Cape Verde, 10 June 2017
DF Bevis Mugabi (1995-05-01) 1 May 1995 (age 22) 0 0 England Yeovil Town v.  Kenya, 30 August 2016

MF Robert Kakeeto (1995-05-19) 19 May 1995 (age 22) 0 0 Denmark AaB v.  Cape Verde, 10 June 2017
MF Tony Mawejje (1986-11-15) 15 November 1986 (age 30) 82 8 Albania Tirana 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
MF Moses Oloya (1992-10-22) 22 October 1992 (age 24) 50 0 Vietnam Hà Nội 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
MF Micheal Azira (1987-08-22) 22 August 1987 (age 30) 5 0 United States Colorado Rapids 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

FW Muhammad Shaban (1998-01-01) 1 January 1998 (age 19) 8 0 Uganda Onduparaka v.  Cape Verde, 10 June 2017
FW Geoffrey Massa[4]RET (1986-02-19) 19 February 1986 (age 31) 69 21 South Africa Baroka 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
FW Yunus Sentamu (1994-08-13) 13 August 1994 (age 23) 18 4 Albania Tirana 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
FW Edrisa Lubega (1998-04-17) 17 April 1998 (age 19) 4 0 Austria Floridsdorfer 2017 Africa Cup of NationsPRE
FW Hamisi Kiiza (1990-10-10) 10 October 1990 (age 26) 33 5 Uganda URA v.  Ghana, 7 October 2016
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]

[5][6]

References[edit]

External links[edit]