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Cranes Defender Andy Mwesigwa Retires from Football

Uganda Cranes defender Andy Mwesigwa has announced his retirement from active football.

The former National Team captain made the announcement at a press conference held at his A.M Education and Sports College School in Wakiso on Tuesday.

Uganda Cranes defender and former captain Andy Mwesigwa has officially retired from active football.

“It has been a good journey for me but I officially and painfully have to say that I leave this game. I thank the almighty God for the journey, fans and my family,” Mwesigwa said while speaking to journalists.

Andy Mwesigwa speaking to the press on Tuesday

Born in Kamuli, Eastern Uganda, joined the National team in 2003 and played 78 games, scoring eight goals for the Cranes.

He was the Cranes captain from 2008 -2015, taking over from Ibrahim Ssekagya.

As a defender, Mwesigwa also played for various football clubs including SC Villa (Uganda), IBV (Iceland), Chongqing lifan (China) and Saigon (Vietnam) among others.