Andrew Mwesigwa
Andrew Mwesigwa

Former SC Villa and Uganda Cranes Captain Andrew Mwesigwa has joined a small legion of Ugandan footballers who officially hung their boots by announcing his retirement.

Mwesigwa, who officially captained the Cranes from 2011 till 2014 made it official on Tuesday at a press briefing at his investment, ‘Andrew  Mwesigwa Education and Sports College school’ in Wakiso.

“It’s been a good journey for me but I officially and painfully have to say that I leave this game,” Mwesigwa, who also featured for Mbale Heroes, IBV Vestmannaeyjar (Iceland), Chongqin Lifan, Ordabasy (Kazakhstan), Venicami Agdelen and Saigon (Vietnam) said.

I thank the Almighty God for the journey, fans and my family.

Mwesigwa made his National team debut in 2003 and has won played 78 caps, scoring eight goals despite playing as a centre back and right back at times.

I am glad that in this career I have made some friends from Iceland, China, Belgium etc and they have been a big pillar in my career abroad where I have been for around 14 years.

Mwesigwa joins Ibrahim Sekagya, Nestroy Kizito, Hakim Magumba and Hassan Mubiru among the few players who officially called it quits with the beautiful game.

He has won a number of trophies at both club and national level including the Kagame Cup with SC Villa in 2005.

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