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    Hassan Wasswa “Forced” To Give Up National Team Football With “Much Sadness But Without Regret”…

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    Hassan Wasswa feels he's no longer able to adhere to the unwavering standard of excellence that professional football demands

    Uganda Cranes midfielder cum defender, Hassan Wasswa has given up on National Team football after 13 Years representing Uganda.

    According to the gigantic midfielder, he has chosen to end his Cranes career, knowing he could no longer compete at a level that he finds acceptable.

    “With much sadness but without regret, I realize that I am no longer able to adhere to the unwavering standard of excellence that professional football demands. I say this with a heavy heart; I am retiring from the National team,” Hassan Wasswa announced on Friday.

    “Today is a difficult day for me, but it is also a day of reflection and gratitude. Playing for the Cranes has been a tremendous honor. During my 13 years as a Cranes player, I’ve always pursued success and winning football games, while preparing and training with the highest standards of competition, passion and perseverance. It has been an honor to represent my family, my teammates and the people of Uganda,” Wasswa added.

    His versatility played a pivotal role in the Cranes’ back to back AFCON appearances in 2017 & 2019 respectively.

    Wasswa has had the privilege to play for all Uganda Cranes coaches since 2006. He started his national career with Coach Lazio Csaba in 2006, and has wound it up with Coach Jonathan McKinstry during.

    Wasswa made his Cranes debut in 2006 under ex Cranes gaffer Laszlo Czaba in his first stint at KCC FC partnering Henry Kalungi in central defence.

    The ex KCCA FC & SC Villa player is the son of the late Hassan Biruma, a KCC FC & Cranes Midfielder in the 80s.

    Reflecting on his 13 years with the Cranes, Hassan Wasswa thanked his parents, fellow players and the coaches for helping him achieve so much in football.

    Hassan Wasswa’s Adventurous Club Career;

    KCC FC – UGANDA (2006-07)

    ST.GEORGE – ETHIOPIA (2008)

    FC CAPE TOWN – S.AFRICA (2009)

    KARABKUSPOR – TURKEY (2010)

    ALTAY – TURKEY (2011)

    ERCIYESPOR – TURKEY (2012)

    KCCA FC – UGANDA (2013)

    DONG NAI – VIETNAM (2014)

    SC VILLA – UGANDA (2014-15)

    AL SHORTA – IRAQ (2015-16)

    AL NEJMEH – LEBANON (2017)

    EL GEISH – EGYPT (2018)

    AL JEDDAH – EGYPT (2019-20)

    By Baron Kironde

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    M7 Awards Onyango Brand New Pajero…

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    Janet Museveni (in yellow suit) displays Dennis Onyango's framed historical shirt #18 as President Yoweri Museveni (in white shirt) and other guests look on. Infront is Onyango's Pajero car reward

    His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Uganda General Yoweri Kaguta Museveni  and Minister of Education & Sports Janet Museveni rewarded former Uganda Cranes Captain Denis Masinde Onyango at Statehouse Entebbe with a Sports Pajero car for his glorious career with the National team and Club football.

    The Mamelodi Sundowns star flew into the country from SA at the invitation of FUFA who organised his travel for the event organised by Statehouse.

    The event was attended by FUFA President Hon. Eng. Moses Magogo, FUFA 1st VP Justus Mugisha, 3rd Vice President Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, Minister of State for Sports Hon. Hamson Obua, CEO Edgar Watson, NCS General Secretary Dr. Bernard Ogwel and UOC President Donald Rukare.

    In April, Onyango announced his retirement from international football, just a few days after another senior player Hassan Wasswa had done the same.

    “I sit here with tears rolling down my eyes because after a lengthy consideration I have come to the decision of retiring from international football with immediate effect,” Onyango said to the disappointment of so many Ugandan football lovers.

    By Toni Senono

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    Arteta Under Pressure As Emery Returns To The Emirates…

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    Unai Emery (R) returns to the Emirates to play against Mikel Arteta's Arsenal

    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is under immense pressure to win the UEFA Europa League as the gateway to next season’s European football.

    Arsenal’s entire campaign literally hinges on their Europa League semi-final clash with Villarreal on Thursday evening, where a defeat would almost certainly end the Gunners’ chances of securing continental football for next season.

    Arsenal have a deficit to overturn following a 2-1 reverse in a heated first encounter in Spain last week where both sides had a player sent off at El Madrigal.

    The Gunners’ away goal, struck late on from the spot by Nicolas Pepe, gives them plenty to work with in Thursday’s climactic contest.

    Mikel Arteta’s charges warmed up for their crucial Europa League encounter with a solid 2-0 win at Newcastle on Sunday and though Arsenal’s performance in the north-east could act as a timely confidence-builder, their poor form at home could easily cancel any new found self-belief out.

    Villarreal’s victory last week was their ninth straight win in the Europa League and the Yellow Submarine have yet to taste defeat in the competition this term, a full 13 games into their campaign.

    Manager Unai Emery – a three times winner of the tournament – is a UEL specialist, and the former Arsenal boss will be desperate to show his old employers what they are missing by crushing their dreams of winning silverware.

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    JUST IN: Mourinho Lands New Job In Italy…

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    Jose Mourinho has agreed to become AS Roma manager starting next season

    Former Tottenham Hotspurs manager, Jose Mourinho has agreed to become manager of AS Roma starting next season, the club has confirmed.

    The Italian club expressed delightment to announce an agreement with the Portuguese coach.

    He has signed until June 2024.

    It’s not even yet a month when Spurs Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff were relieved of their duties at the London club.

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