After thirteen years of service to the Uganda Cranes, thirty-three-year-old Hassan Wasswa Mawanda last night announced that he has officially laid down his tools and will only support the cranes in their next game as a big fan.
This news shocked not only the sports fraternity but the country at large as the player has steadily served the team for the last thirteen years with a lot of enthusiasm and commitment.
In his official communication that was realized on his official Facebook account yesterday, he cited the fact that he is no longer fit to serve the national team.
“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 sadly announced.
Basing on one of our sources, an injury the player acquired in 2017 which hindered his participation in the games for the Al-Nejmeh team that he was signed to by then must be the reason behind his sad retirement at such a young age.
The National team has lost such a great asset but not all hope is lost as he promised to stick with the Cranes, a team he has served with utmost dedication and has worked tooth and nail to keep at the top.