Uganda national football team

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 coachJohnny McKinstry
CaptainDenis Onyango
Most capsGodfrey Walusimbi (105)
Top scorerEmmanuel Okwi (26)
Home stadiumMandela National Stadium
FIFA codeUGA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 79 Decrease 3 (27 November 2020)[1]
Highest62 (January 2016)
Lowest152 (July 2002)
Elo ranking
Current 86 Decrease 5 (19 November 2020)[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

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

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

2019Edit

13 November 2021 AFCONQBurkina Faso  0–0  UgandaOuagadougou, Burkina Faso
19:00 UTC±0 Stadium: Stade du 4 Août
17 November 2021 AFCONQUganda  2–0  MalawiKira, Uganda
16:00 UTC+3
Stadium: Mandela National Stadium

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 called up for the 2021 AFCON Qualifier against South Sudan national football team on 28 March 2020 and 31 March 2020 .[4][5]

Caps and goals as of 13 October 2019, after the match vs. Ethiopia.[6]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Denis Onyango (Captain) (1985-05-15) 15 May 1985 (age 35) 78 0   Mamelodi Sundowns
1GK Jamal Salim (1995-05-27) 27 May 1995 (age 25) 6 0   Al-Hilal

2DF Nicholas Wadada (1994-07-27) 27 July 1994 (age 26) 59 1   Azam
2DF Joseph Ochaya (1993-12-14) 14 December 1993 (age 26) 55 2   TP Mazembe
2DF Timothy Awany (1996-08-06) 6 August 1996 (age 24) 34 0   Ashdod
2DF Bevis Mugabi (1995-05-01) 1 May 1995 (age 25) 10 0   Motherwell
2DF Alex Kakuba (1991-06-12) 12 June 1991 (age 29) 4 0   C.D. Cova da Piedade
2DF Ronald Mukiibi (1991-09-16) 16 September 1991 (age 29) 3 0   Östersunds
2DF Elvis Bwomono (1998-11-29) 29 November 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Southend United F.C.

3MF Khalid Aucho (1993-08-08) 8 August 1993 (age 27) 51 2   Misr Lel Makkasa SC
3MF Allan Kyambadde (1996-01-15) 15 January 1996 (age 24) 23 1   El Gouna
3MF Taddeo Lwanga (1994-05-21) 21 May 1994 (age 26) 19 1   Tanta
3MF Micheal Azira (1987-08-22) 22 August 1987 (age 33) 12 0   Chicago Fire
3MF Moses Waiswa (1997-04-20) 20 April 1997 (age 23) 11 1   SuperSport United F.C.
3MF Lumala Abdu (1997-07-21) 21 July 1997 (age 23) 8 0   Pyramids
3MF Allan Okello (2000-07-04) 4 July 2000 (age 20) 2 1   Paradou
3MF Jayden Onen (2001-02-17) 17 February 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Reading F.C.

4FW Emmanuel Okwi (Vice-Captain) (1992-12-25) 25 December 1992 (age 27) 78 26   Al-Ittihad
4FW Bbakka Alexis (1995-09-13) 13 September 1995 (age 25) 1 0   Umeå FC
4FW Uche Ikpeazu (1995-02-28) 28 February 1995 (age 25) 0 0   Heart of Midlothian F.C.

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up for Uganda in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Robert Odongkara (1989-09-02) 2 September 1989 (age 31) 31 0   Horoya AC v.   Malawi, 17 November 2019

DF Hassan Wasswa (1988-02-14) 14 February 1988 (age 32) 81 0   Jeddah v.   Malawi, 17 November 2019
DF Murushid Juuko (1994-04-14) 14 April 1994 (age 26) 41 1 Free Agent v.   Malawi, 17 November 2019
DF Isaac Muleme (1992-10-10) 10 October 1992 (age 28) 39 0   Nitra v.   Malawi, 17 November 2019
DF Halid Lwaliwa (1998-08-19) 19 August 1998 (age 22) 0 0   Vipers SC v.   Malawi, 17 November 2019

MF Farouk Miya (1997-11-26) 26 November 1997 (age 23) 65 22   Konyaspor v.   Malawi, 17 November 2019
MF Luwagga Kizito (1993-12-23) 23 December 1993 (age 26) 43 1   Hapoel Kfar Saba v.   Malawi, 17 November 2019

FW Patrick Kaddu (1995-10-09) 9 October 1995 (age 25) 15 6   Ismaily SC v.   Malawi, 17 November 2019
FW Fahad Bayo (1998-05-10) 10 May 1998 (age 22) 1 1   F.C. Ashdod v.   Malawi, 17 November 2019

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.
WD Player withdrew from the squad.

RecordsEdit

As of 13 October 2019
Players in bold text are still active with Uganda.

ManagersEdit

[7][8][9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 27 November 2020. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 19 November 2020. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  3. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Tournaments - Compare Teams - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  4. ^ "AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: McKinstry Names Squad For Double Header Against South Sudan".
  5. ^ "AFCON 2021: The Road To Cameroon Is Clear".
  6. ^ "Uganda (2019)". national-football-teams.com.
  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.
  9. ^ "Johnny McKinstry unveiled as Uganda Cranes coach". www.newvision.co.ug. Retrieved 2019-12-30.

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