Tonny Mawejje diligently served the Uganda Cranes managing 83 official appearances and scored eight goals since 2004.
Mawejje has now officially called it time on his career leaving many pondering on who could fill his void amongst the young generation.
His longevity makes it even more tricky as he played a pivotal role in the Cranes’ midfield for many years.
This website took an effort to hear from the horse’s mouth who he thinks can take over from him and he was quick to mention Bobosi Byaruhanga.
“I have a lot of hope in Bobosi and I have talked about him on several occasions,” Mawejje told Football256 before adding.
“People got to know me when I was still a young boy and they believed in me and it is that kind of support and trust I want Bobosi to have.”
“I have seen his story about how he dreamt of playing for the national team and in a few years he is there and doing well so far.”
“He is still young but one can see his capability and trust me, he is one for the future if guided well.”
“There is still a lot that he needs to learn and improve but as well there is still time because he is still in the initial stages of his career, so let’s support him,” he added.
Bobosi is the reigning Airtel FUFA Player of the Year an award that he won in 2021.
He has become an integral part of the Cranes team having been part and parcel of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and 2022 World Cup qualification campaigns although Uganda did not qualify.
The 20-year-old continued in the Cranes’ first team during the first two 2023 AFCON qualifiers against Algeria and Niger during the past international window.
Bobosi has won two trophies with Vipers SC, the Stanbic Uganda Cup, and the StarTimes Uganda Premier League, and he is on the move for professional football.
Reports indicate that he is on the verge of completing a move to the Czech Republic side MFK Vyskov.