Hassan Wasswa retires from Uganda Cranes


Uganda Cranes assistant Captain for the last thirteen years Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, 33, has officially retired from Uganda Cranes duty on Friday, 9th April 2021.

Mawanda will revel playing the beautiful game at the highest level for at least two decades, representing the Uganda Cranes at two Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals in Gabon (2017) and Egypt (2019).

In a message published on his official Facebook page, Mawanda tagged the day of retirement from national team service as one of reflection and gratitude.


With 75 caps to his name, Mawanda duly served The Cranes with diligence, commitment and affluent leadership skills.

A graduate of Business Administration from Makerere University of Business School (MUBS), Mawanda played football at Kampala Capital City Authority (two stints) as well as Sports Club Villa in Uganda.

In the diaspora, he featured at St George (Ethiopia), FC Cape Town (South Africa), Karabukspor (Turkey), Altay (Turkey), Kayseri Erciyesspor (Turkey), Dong Nai (Vietnam), Al Shorta (Iraq), Nejmeh Sporting Club (Lebanon), Tala’ea El Gaish Sporting Club (Egypt) and lately Jeddah club in Saudi Arabia.