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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)
CaptainDenis Onyango
Most capsGodfrey Walusimbi (105)
Top scorerEmmanuel Okwi (23)
Home stadiumMandela National Stadium
FIFA codeUGA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 80 Steady (19 September 2019)[1]
Highest62 (January 2016)
Lowest121 (July 2002)
Elo ranking
Current 89 Increase 16 (13 September 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

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.[4]

Caps and goals as of 5 July 2019, after the match vs. Senegal.[5]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
18 1GK Denis Onyango (captain) (1985-05-15) 15 May 1985 (age 34) 75 0   Mamelodi Sundowns
1 1GK Robert Odongkara (1989-09-02) 2 September 1989 (age 30) 31 0   Adama City
19 1GK Jamal Salim (1995-05-27) 27 May 1995 (age 24) 6 0   Al-Hilal

15 2DF Godfrey Walusimbi (1989-07-03) 3 July 1989 (age 30) 105 3 Unattached
16 2DF Mawanda Wasswa (1988-02-14) 14 February 1988 (age 31) 80 0 Unattached
14 2DF Wakiro Wadada (1994-07-27) 27 July 1994 (age 25) 56 1   Azam
2 2DF Joseph Ochaya (1993-12-14) 14 December 1993 (age 25) 52 2   TP Mazembe
4 2DF Murushid Juuko (1994-04-14) 14 April 1994 (age 25) 39 1   Simba
20 2DF Isaac Muleme (1992-10-10) 10 October 1992 (age 26) 39 0   Viktoria Žižkov
3 2DF Timothy Awany (1996-08-06) 6 August 1996 (age 23) 30 0   KCCA
5 2DF Bevis Mugabi (1995-05-01) 1 May 1995 (age 24) 7 0   Yeovil Town
12 2DF Ronald Mukiibi (1991-09-16) 16 September 1991 (age 28) 2 0   Östersunds

17 3MF Farouk Miya (1997-11-26) 26 November 1997 (age 21) 63 22   Konyaspor
8 3MF Khalid Aucho (1993-08-08) 8 August 1993 (age 26) 49 2   Churchill Brothers
10 3MF Luwagga Kizito (1993-12-23) 23 December 1993 (age 25) 42 1   Shakhter Karagandy
6 3MF Taddeo Lwanga (1994-05-21) 21 May 1994 (age 25) 15 0   Vipers
23 3MF Micheal Azira (1987-08-22) 22 August 1987 (age 32) 10 0   Montreal Impact
13 3MF Allan Kateregga (1994-06-03) 3 June 1994 (age 25) 9 0   Maritzburg United

7 4FW Emmanuel Okwi (1992-12-25) 25 December 1992 (age 26) 74 23   Simba
11 4FW Derrick Nsibambi (1994-06-19) 19 June 1994 (age 25) 21 7   Smouha
21 4FW Allan Kyambadde (1996-01-15) 15 January 1996 (age 23) 19 0   KCCA
9 4FW Patrick Kaddu (1995-10-09) 9 October 1995 (age 23) 11 2   KCCA
22 4FW Abdu Lumala (1997-07-21) 21 July 1997 (age 22) 6 0   Syrianska

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 Charles Lukwago (1994-11-24) 24 November 1994 (age 24) 2 0   KCCA 2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
GK James Alitho (1995-08-25) 25 August 1995 (age 24) 7 0   URA 2019 COSAFA Cup
GK Keni Saidi (1999-10-14) 14 October 1999 (age 19) 11 0   Villa v.   Tanzania, 22 March 2019 PRE

DF Kyle McNabb (1991-04-16) 16 April 1991 (age 28) 62 2   Kirinya–Jinja 2019 COSAFA Cup
DF Mustafa Kizza (1999-10-03) 3 October 1999 (age 19) 2 0   KCCA 2019 COSAFA Cup
DF Paul Willa (1999-09-04) 4 September 1999 (age 20) 2 0   Police 2019 COSAFA Cup
DF John Revita (1992-01-17) 17 January 1992 (age 27) 2 0   Express 2019 COSAFA Cup
DF Musitafa Mujuzi (1999-05-05) 5 May 1999 (age 20) 1 0   Proline 2019 COSAFA Cup
DF Hassan Musana (1997-09-27) 27 September 1997 (age 21) 0 0   KCCA 2019 COSAFA Cup
DF Paul Mbowa 0 0   URA 2019 COSAFA Cup
DF Halid Lwaliwa (1996-08-22) 22 August 1996 (age 23) 0 0   Vipers v.   Tanzania, 24 March 2019
DF Herbert Bockhorn (1995-01-31) 31 January 1995 (age 24) 0 0   Borussia Dortmund II 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 Denis Iguma (1994-02-10) 10 February 1994 (age 25) 61 1   Kazma v.   Tanzania, 22 March 2019 INJ
DF Bernard Muwanga (1993-08-25) 25 August 1993 (age 26) 27 0   KCCA v.   Nigeria, 20 November 2018
DF Yayo Lutimba (1992-06-03) 3 June 1992 (age 27) 0 0   Vipers v.   Nigeria, 20 November 2018
DF Bashir Asiku (2000-05-28) 28 May 2000 (age 19) 0 0   Vipers v.   Lesotho, 13 October 2018 PRE

MF Ibrahim Juma (1993-10-01) 1 October 1993 (age 25) 15 3   KCCA 2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
MF Kirizestom Ntambi (1992-06-27) 27 June 1992 (age 27) 4 0   Ethiopian Coffee 2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
MF Moses Waiswa (1997-04-20) 20 April 1997 (age 22) 11 1   Vipers 2019 Africa Cup of Nations INJ
MF Muzamir Mutyaba (1993-10-10) 10 October 1993 (age 25) 34 3   KCCA 2019 COSAFA Cup
MF Shafiq Kagimu (1998-05-28) 28 May 1998 (age 21) 5 0   URA 2019 COSAFA Cup
MF Nicolas Kasozi (1993-01-03) 3 January 1993 (age 26) 2 0   KCCA 2019 COSAFA Cup
MF Michael Birungi (1994-12-14) 14 December 1994 (age 24) 2 0   Express 2019 COSAFA Cup
MF Allan Kayiwa (1997-10-07) 7 October 1997 (age 21) 2 0   Tooro United 2019 COSAFA Cup
MF Juma Balinya (1992-03-19) 19 March 1992 (age 27) 2 0   Police 2019 COSAFA Cup
MF Paul Mucureezi (1993-02-11) 11 February 1993 (age 26) 1 0   Mbarara City 2019 COSAFA Cup
MF Allan Okello (2000-07-04) 4 July 2000 (age 19) 0 0   KCCA 2019 COSAFA Cup
MF Moses Opondo (1997-10-28) 28 October 1997 (age 21) 1 0   Vendsyssel v.   Tanzania, 24 March 2019
MF Brian Majwega (1992-11-07) 7 November 1992 (age 26) 36 3   Maroons 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 Ambrose Kirya (1996-07-11) 11 July 1996 (age 23) 1 0   Villa v.   Nigeria, 20 November 2018

FW Alexis Bbakka (1995-09-13) 13 September 1995 (age 24) 1 0   Carlstad United 2019 Africa Cup of Nations PRE
FW Dan Sserunkuma (1993-12-04) 4 December 1993 (age 25) 13 4   Vipers 2019 COSAFA Cup
FW Nelson Senkatuka (1997-09-10) 10 September 1997 (age 22) 10 0   Bright Stars 2019 COSAFA Cup
FW Daniel Isiagi (1995-12-19) 19 December 1995 (age 23) 2 0   Bright Stars 2019 COSAFA Cup
FW Bright Anukani 1 0   Proline 2019 COSAFA Cup
FW Bashir Mutanda 0 0   Villa 2019 COSAFA Cup
FW Milton Karisa (1995-07-27) 27 July 1995 (age 24) 22 2   Mouloudia Oujda v.   Tanzania, 24 March 2019
FW Muhammad Shaban (1998-01-01) 1 January 1998 (age 21) 12 0   Raja Casablanca v.   Tanzania, 24 March 2019
FW Edrisa Lubega (1998-04-17) 17 April 1998 (age 21) 11 0   Ried v.   Tanzania, 24 March 2019
FW Joel Madondo 0 0   Kirinya–Jinja v.   Tanzania, 22 March 2019 PRE
FW Julius Poloto (1999-09-09) 9 September 1999 (age 20) 0 0   KCCA v.   Tanzania, 22 March 2019 PRE
FW Vianne Sekajugo 0 0   Onduparaka v.   Nigeria, 20 November 2018
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 5 July 2019
Players in bold text are still active with Uganda.

ManagersEdit

[6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 19 September 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 13 September 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  3. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Tournaments - Compare Teams - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  4. ^ "Uganda Cranes Squad To AFCON Finals In Egypt Released". fufa. Retrieved 2019-06-11.
  5. ^ "Uganda (2019)". national-football-teams.com.
  6. ^ 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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ "Rise and fall of Uganda Cranes tacticians". Soccer256 online. Archived from the original on 2 February 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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