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Wasswa out to silence doubters

Uganda Cranes vice captain Hassan Wasswa during a Cranes Regional tour at Lugogo | Amina Babirye Image

Hassan Wasswa Mawanda is one of the Cranes players who has faced a lot of criticism in the recent past, especially with his involvement with the team at the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations.

Why was he involved in the team together with Godfrey Walusimbi yet they had gone close to eight-month without club football since they were both out of employment.

Looks like all that is in the past, Cranes’ assistant captain will return to professional football after securing a deal with Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Ittihad according to KawowoSports.

“It is time to work. I am happy to have got a new job in Saudi Arabia. Every time, I get to play football for club and the Uganda Cranes, I do it with one heart. Football is my job,” Wasswa told Kawowo Sports.

Al-Ittihad in Saudi Arabia becomes Hassan Wasswa’s 10th foreign club having played at Tala’ea El Gaish Sports Club (Egypt), Saint George (Ethiopia), FC Cape Town (South Africa), Turkish trio of Karabükspor, Altay and Kayseri Erciyesspor, Đồng Nai (Vietnam), Al-Shorta (Iraq) and Al-Nejmeh (Lebanon).

In Uganda, he’s known at SC Villa, Vipers SC, and KCCA FC and he is one of the most capped Uganda Cranes players with 76 caps.

That also gives him vast experience at his new home having represented the Cranes at both the recent two Nations Cups tournaments in Gabon and Egypt in 2017 and 2019 respectively.

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