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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.

Uganda
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)The Cranes
AssociationFederation of Uganda Football Associations
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationCECAFA (East & Central Africa)
Head coachSébastien Desabre
Most capsGodfrey Walusimbi (99)
Top scorerGeoffrey Massa (22)
Home stadiumMandela National Stadium
FIFA codeUGA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 79 Decrease 2 (4 April 2019)[1]
Highest62 (January 2016)
Lowest121 (July 2002)
Elo ranking
Current 96 Decrease 4 (27 March 2019)[2]
Highest40 (March 1978)
Lowest129 (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
Appearances7 (first in 1962)
Best resultRunners-up, 1978

Contents

HistoryEdit

AchievementsEdit

CECAFA Cup :

Competitive recordEdit

World Cup recordEdit

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1930 to   1974 Did not enter Did not enter
  1978 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1 3 4
  1982 Withdrew Withdrew
  1986 Did not qualify 2 1 0 1 1 3
  1990 2 1 0 1 2 3
  1994 Withdrew during qualifying Withdrew during qualifying
  1998 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 1 5
    2002 2 0 1 1 4 7
  2006 12 3 2 7 10 18
  2010 6 3 1 2 8 9
  2014 6 2 2 2 5 6
  2018 8 4 3 1 7 2
  2022 To be determined To be determined
      2026
Total 0/21 42 15 9 18 42 47

Results and fixturesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

2018Edit

2019Edit

All-time team recordEdit

Completely updated and corrected per the cited source on 4 July 2017 [3]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players have been selected for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier match against Tanzania in March 2019.[4]

Caps and goals as of 26 March 2019, after the match vs. Tanzania.[5][6]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Robert Odongkara (1989-09-02) 2 September 1989 (age 29) 29 0   Adama City
18 1GK Denis Onyango (captain) (1985-05-15) 15 May 1985 (age 34) 70 0   Mamelodi Sundowns
19 1GK Jamal Salim (1995-05-27) 27 May 1995 (age 23) 6 0   Al-Hilal

2 2DF Joseph Ochaya (1993-12-14) 14 December 1993 (age 25) 51 2   TP Mazembe
3 2DF Timothy Awany (1996-08-06) 6 August 1996 (age 22) 25 0   KCCA
4 2DF Murushid Juuko (1994-04-14) 14 April 1994 (age 25) 35 1   Simba
12 2DF Kirizestom Ntambi (1992-06-27) 27 June 1992 (age 26) 4 0   Ethiopian Coffee
14 2DF Nicholas Wadada (1994-07-27) 27 July 1994 (age 24) 54 1   Azam
15 2DF Godfrey Walusimbi (1989-07-03) 3 July 1989 (age 29) 99 3 Unattached
20 2DF Halid Lwaliwa (1996-08-22) 22 August 1996 (age 22) 0 0   Vipers

5 3MF Taddeo Lwanga (1994-05-21) 21 May 1994 (age 25) 11 0   Vipers
6 3MF Ibrahim Juma (1993-10-01) 1 October 1993 (age 25) 15 3   KCCA
8 3MF Khalid Aucho (1993-08-08) 8 August 1993 (age 25) 43 2   Churchill Brothers
23 3MF Moses Waiswa (1997-04-20) 20 April 1997 (age 22) 11 1   Vipers
3MF Moses Opondo (1997-10-28) 28 October 1997 (age 21) 1 0   Vendsyssel
3MF Hassan Wasswa (1988-02-14) 14 February 1988 (age 31) 75 0 Unattached

7 4FW Emmanuel Okwi (1992-12-25) 25 December 1992 (age 26) 68 21   Simba
9 4FW Edrisa Lubega (1998-04-17) 17 April 1998 (age 21) 11 0   Ried
10 4FW Allan Okello (2000-07-04) 4 July 2000 (age 18) 0 0   KCCA
11 4FW Muhammad Shaban (1998-01-01) 1 January 1998 (age 21) 12 0   Raja Casablanca
13 4FW Milton Karisa (1995-07-27) 27 July 1995 (age 23) 22 2   Mouloudia Oujda
17 4FW Farouk Miya (1997-11-26) 26 November 1997 (age 21) 57 21   Gorica
21 4FW Allan Kyambadde (1996-01-15) 15 January 1996 (age 23) 13 0   KCCA
22 4FW Patrick Kaddu (1995-10-09) 9 October 1995 (age 23) 6 1   KCCA

Recent call-upsEdit

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 Keni Saidi (1999-10-14) 14 October 1999 (age 19) 11 0   Villa v.   Tanzania, 22 March 2019 PRE
GK James Alitho (1995-08-25) 25 August 1995 (age 23) 7 0   URA v.   Tanzania, 22 March 2019 PRE

DF Musitafa Mujuzi (1999-05-05) 5 May 1999 (age 20) 1 0   Proline v.   Tanzania, 22 March 2019 PRE
DF Herbert Bockhorn (1995-01-31) 31 January 1995 (age 24) 0 0   Borussia Dortmund II v.   Tanzania, 22 March 2019 PRE
DF Mustafa Kizza (1999-10-03) 3 October 1999 (age 19) 0 0   KCCA v.   Tanzania, 22 March 2019 PRE
DF Paul Mbowa 0   URA v.   Tanzania, 22 March 2019 PRE
DF Samson Mutyaba 0 0   Maroons v.   Tanzania, 22 March 2019 PRE
DF Filbert Obenchan 0 0   KCCA v.   Tanzania, 22 March 2019 PRE
DF Rashid Toha (1995-10-09) 9 October 1995 (age 23) 0 0   Onduparaka v.   Tanzania, 22 March 2019 PRE
DF Paul Willa 0 0   Police v.   Tanzania, 22 March 2019 PRE
DF Denis Iguma (1994-02-10) 10 February 1994 (age 25) 62 1   Kazma v.   Tanzania, 22 March 2019 INJ
DF Isaac Isinde (1991-04-16) 16 April 1991 (age 28) 60 2   Kirinya–Jinja v.   Nigeria, 20 November 2018
DF Isaac Muleme (1992-10-10) 10 October 1992 (age 26) 37 0   Haras El Hodoud v.   Nigeria, 20 November 2018
DF Bernard Muwanga (1993-08-25) 25 August 1993 (age 25) 27 0   KCCA v.   Nigeria, 20 November 2018
DF Yayo Lutimba (1992-06-03) 3 June 1992 (age 26) 0 0   Vipers v.   Nigeria, 20 November 2018
DF Bashir Asiku (2000-05-28) 28 May 2000 (age 18) 0 0   Vipers v.   Lesotho, 13 October 2018 PRE
DF Bevis Mugabi (1995-05-01) 1 May 1995 (age 24) 2 0   Yeovil Town v.   Niger, 2 June 2018

MF Brian Majwega (1992-11-07) 7 November 1992 (age 26) 36 3   Maroons v.   Tanzania, 22 March 2019 PRE
MF Bright Anukani 0 0   Proline v.   Tanzania, 22 March 2019 PRE
MF Juma Balinya 0 0   Police v.   Tanzania, 22 March 2019 PRE
MF Michael Birungi (1994-12-14) 14 December 1994 (age 24) 0 0 Express v.   Tanzania, 22 March 2019 PRE
MF Ivan Eyam 0 0   Mbarara City v.   Tanzania, 22 March 2019 PRE
MF David Owori 0 0   Villa v.   Tanzania, 22 March 2019 PRE
MF Allan Kateregga (1994-06-03) 3 June 1994 (age 24) 8 0   Cape Town City v.   Nigeria, 20 November 2018
MF Ambrose Kirya (1996-07-11) 11 July 1996 (age 22) 1 0   Villa v.   Nigeria, 20 November 2018
MF Luwagga Kizito (1993-12-23) 23 December 1993 (age 25) 41 1   BATE Borisov v.   Tanzania, 8 September 2018
MF Geoffrey Kizito (1993-02-02) 2 February 1993 (age 26) 39 3   Saigon FC v.   Tanzania, 8 September 2018
MF Moses Oloya (1992-10-22) 22 October 1992 (age 26) 47 0   Hanoi v.   Tanzania, 8 September 2018
MF Yassar Mugerwa (1994-05-01) 1 May 1994 (age 25) 7 0   Fasil Kenema v.   Tanzania, 8 September 2018 PRE

FW Dan Sserunkuma (1993-12-04) 4 December 1993 (age 25) 11 3   Vipers v.   Tanzania, 22 March 2019 PRE
FW Joel Madondo 0 0   Kirinya–Jinja v.   Tanzania, 22 March 2019 PRE
FW Bashir Mutanda 0 0   Villa v.   Tanzania, 22 March 2019 PRE
FW Julius Poloto (1999-09-09) 9 September 1999 (age 19) 0 0   KCCA v.   Tanzania, 22 March 2019 PRE
FW Derrick Nsibambi (1994-06-19) 19 June 1994 (age 24) 21 7   Smouha v.   Nigeria, 20 November 2018
FW Vianne Sekajugo 0 0   Onduparaka v.   Nigeria, 20 November 2018
FW Nelson Senkatuka (1997-09-10) 10 September 1997 (age 21) 9 0   Bright Stars v.   Lesotho, 13 October 2018 PRE
FW Yunus Sentamu (1994-08-13) 13 August 1994 (age 24) 22 4   Tirana v.   Tanzania, 8 September 2018
FW Martin Kizza (1997-10-10) 10 October 1997 (age 21) 0 0   Villa v.   Tanzania, 8 September 2018 PRE
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.

RecordsEdit

As of 31 March 2019
Players in bold text are still active with Uganda.

ManagersEdit

[7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  3. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Tournaments - Compare Teams - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  4. ^ "Gor Mahia defender misses out as Uganda names team for Tanzania test". Futaa. 2019-03-05. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  5. ^ "Uganda (2018)". national-football-teams.com. Retrieved 2018-11-03.
  6. ^ "Central African Republic 1 - Uganda (Missing match)". espn.com. Retrieved 2018-11-03.
  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.

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