Uganda national football team

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Uganda
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Nickname(s) The Cranes
Association Federation of Uganda Football Associations
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation CECAFA (East & Central Africa)
Head coach Milutin Sredojević
Most caps Godfrey Walusimbi (105)
Top scorer Emmanuel Okwi (26)
Home stadium Mandela National Stadium
FIFA code UGA
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FIFA ranking
Current 84 Steady2.svg (12 August 2021) [1]
Highest62 (January 2016)
Lowest152 (July 2002)
First international
Flag of Kenya (1921-1963).svg  Kenya 1–1 Uganda Flag of the Uganda Protectorate.svg
(Nairobi, Kenya; 1 May 1926)
Biggest win
Flag of the Uganda Protectorate.svg Uganda 13–1 Kenya  Flag of Kenya (1921-1963).svg
(Uganda; unknown date 1932)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 6–0 Uganda Flag of Uganda.svg
(Alexandria, Egypt; 30 July 1995)
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 6–0 Uganda Flag of Uganda.svg
(Tunis, Tunisia; 28 February 1999)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances7 (first in 1962 )
Best resultRunners-up, 1978

The Uganda national football team (nicknamed The Cranes), represents Uganda in men's international football and is controlled by the Federation of Uganda Football Associations, which is a part of CAF. Their best finish in the Africa Cup of Nations was second in 1978.

Contents

Achievements

CECAFA Cup  :

Competitive record

World Cup record

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGAPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Uruguay.svg 1930 to Flag of Germany.svg 1974 Did not enterDid not enter
Flag of Argentina.svg 1978 Did not qualify210134
Flag of Spain.svg 1982 WithdrewWithdrew
Flag of Mexico.svg 1986 Did not qualify210113
Flag of Italy.svg 1990 210123
Flag of the United States.svg 1994 Withdrew during qualifyingWithdrew during qualifying
Flag of France.svg 1998 Did not qualify200215
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg Flag of Japan.svg 2002 201147
Flag of Germany.svg 2006 123271018
Flag of South Africa.svg 2010 631289
Flag of Brazil.svg 2014 622256
Flag of Russia.svg 2018 843172
Flag of Qatar.svg 2022 To be determinedTo be determined
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of the United States.svg 2026
Total0/2142159184247

Results and fixtures

  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.


2020

12 November 2021 AFCONQ Uganda  Flag of Uganda.svg1–0Flag of South Sudan.svg  South Sudan Entebbe, Uganda
16:00  UTC±0
Report Stadium: St. Mary's Stadium-Kitende
Referee: Messie Nkounkou (DR Congo)
16 November 2021 AFCONQ South Sudan  Flag of South Sudan.svg1–0Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda Nairobi, Kenya
16:00  UTC±0
Report Stadium: Nyayo National Stadium
Referee: Louis Houngnandande (Benin)

2021

18 January 2020 CHAN Rwanda  Flag of Rwanda.svg0–0Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda Douala, Cameroon
22:00  UTC±0 Stadium: Stade de la Réunification
Referee: Beida Dahane (Mauritania)
22 January 2020 CHAN Uganda  Flag of Uganda.svg1–2Flag of Togo.svg  Togo Douala, Cameroon
22:00  UTC±0 Stadium: Stade de la Réunification
Referee: Georges Gatogato (Burundi)
26 January 2020 CHAN Uganda  Flag of Uganda.svg2–5Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Douala, Cameroon
22:00  UTC±0
Stadium: Stade de la Réunification
Referee: Boubou Traore (Mali)
29 March 2021 AFCONQ Malawi  Flag of Malawi.svg1–0Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda Lilongwe, Malawi
15:00  UTC+2
Report Stadium: Bingu National Stadium
Referee: Celso Alvação (Mozambique)
10 June Friendly South Africa  Flag of South Africa.svg3–2Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda Johannesburg, South Africa
18:00  UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Orlando Stadium
Referee: Audrick Nkole (Zambia)
23 August Friendly Syria  Flag of Syria.svgvFlag of Uganda.svg  Uganda Jordan
Source
26 August Friendly Syria  Flag of Syria.svgvFlag of Uganda.svg  Uganda Jordan
Source
4 September 2022 World Cup qualification Uganda  Flag of Uganda.svg0 - 0Flag of Mali.svg  Mali Uganda

All-time team record

Completely updated and corrected per the cited source on 4 July 2017 [2]

Players

Current squad

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Mathias Kigonya (1996-02-02) 2 February 1996 (age 25)50 Flag of Zambia.svg Forest Rangers
181 GK Charles Lukwago (1992-11-24) 24 November 1992 (age 28)170 Flag of Uganda.svg Kampala Capital City Authority
191 GK Ismail Watenga (1995-05-15) 15 May 1995 (age 26)220 Flag of South Africa.svg Chippa United

22 DF Muhamud Hassan 00 Flag of Uganda.svg Police
32 DF Aziz Kayondo (2002-10-06) 6 October 2002 (age 18)30 Flag of Uganda.svg Vipers
42 DF Murushid Juuko (1994-04-14) 14 April 1994 (age 27)431 Flag of Uganda.svg Express
142 DF Innocent Wafula (1996-04-01) 1 April 1996 (age 25)10 Flag of Uganda.svg Mbarara City
152 DF Halid Lwaliwa (1996-08-22) 22 August 1996 (age 25)121 Flag of Uganda.svg Vipers
162 DF Enock Walusimbi (1998-11-12) 12 November 1998 (age 22)20 Flag of Uganda.svg Express
212 DF Mustafa Kizza (1999-10-03) 3 October 1999 (age 21)164 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg CF Montréal

63 MF Taddeo Lwanga (1994-05-21) 21 May 1994 (age 27)221 Flag of Tanzania.svg Simba
83 MF Shafiq Kagimu (1998-05-28) 28 May 1998 (age 23)170 Flag of Uganda.svg URA
113 MF Isma Mugulusi (2003-10-10) 10 October 2003 (age 17)10 Flag of Uganda.svg Busoga United
213 MF Bobosi Byaruhanga (2001-12-03) 3 December 2001 (age 19)10 Flag of Uganda.svg Vipers
233 MF Moses Waiswa (1997-04-20) 20 April 1997 (age 24)171 Flag of South Africa.svg SuperSport United
253 MF Steven Sserwadda (2002-08-28) 28 August 2002 (age 19)00 Flag of Uganda.svg Kampala Capital City Authority

74 FW Emmanuel Okwi (1992-12-25) 25 December 1992 (age 28)8626 Flag of Egypt.svg Al-Ittihad
94 FW Steven Mukwala (1999-07-15) 15 July 1999 (age 22)20 Flag of Uganda.svg URA
114 FW Ibrahim Orit (1998-07-28) 28 July 1998 (age 23)62 Flag of Uganda.svg Vipers

Recent call-ups

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

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Denis Onyango (1985-05-15) 15 May 1985 (age 36)820 Flag of South Africa.svg Mamelodi Sundowns vs. Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi , 29 March 2021RET
GK Jamal Salim (1995-05-27) 27 May 1995 (age 26)60 Flag of Sudan.svg Al-Hilal vs. Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi , 29 March 2021

DF Paul Willa (1999-09-04) 4 September 1999 (age 22)140 Flag of Uganda.svg Vipers vs. Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa , 10 June 2021
DF Paul Mbowa (1997-11-11) 11 November 1997 (age 23)40 Flag of Uganda.svg URA vs. Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa , 10 June 2021
DF Gavin Kizito (2002-01-14) 14 January 2002 (age 19)00Unknownvs. Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi , 29 March 2021
DF Ronald Mukiibi (1991-09-16) 16 September 1991 (age 29)40 Flag of Sweden.svg Östersunds vs. Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi , 29 March 2021
DF Joseph Ochaya (1993-12-14) 14 December 1993 (age 27)572 Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Mazembe vs. Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi , 29 March 2021
DF Nicholas Wadada (1994-07-27) 27 July 1994 (age 27)611 Flag of Tanzania.svg Azam vs. Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi , 29 March 2021

MF Micheal Azira (1987-08-22) 22 August 1987 (age 34)150 Flag of the United States.svg New Mexico United vs. Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi , 29 March 2021RET
MF Luwagga Kizito (1993-12-20) 20 December 1993 (age 27)461 Flag of Israel.svg Hapoel Kfar Saba vs. Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi , 29 March 2021
MF Farouk Miya (1997-11-26) 26 November 1997 (age 23)6822 Flag of Turkey.svg Konyaspor vs. Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi , 29 March 2021

FW Lumala Abdu (1997-07-21) 21 July 1997 (age 24)101 Flag of Egypt.svg Pyramids vs. Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa , 10 June 2021
FW Allan Okello (2000-06-04) 4 June 2000 (age 21)153 Flag of Algeria.svg Paradou vs. Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa , 10 June 2021
FW Daniel Isiagi (1995-12-19) 19 December 1995 (age 25)20 Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda Revenue Authority vs. Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi , 29 March 2021
FW Yunus Sentamu (1994-08-13) 13 August 1994 (age 27)214 Flag of Albania.svg Tirana vs. Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi , 29 March 2021

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.

Player records

As of 29 March 2021
Players in bold text are still active with Uganda.

Managers

[3] [4] [5]

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