AFCON 2019: Mawejje tips Cranes to progress past the group stage

By Football256 Team

Midfield gem Tony Mawejje has not lost hope of making a return to the Uganda Cranes despite the two-year absence from international football.

With the Cranes having qualified for the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt next month, the KF Tirana anchorman is optimistic the Cranes will make it past the group stages.

Mawejje doesn’t rule out the fact that it will be a tough one task and the Cranes will have to handle each game like it’s a final.

“Our group is a tough one without a doubt and having the host nation (Egypt) in it makes it more difficult,” Mawejje told www.football-256.com, he added.

“But of course to be ranked among the best you have to play against the best nations and I believe this time we have a chance to go past the group stage if we treat all matches as a final.”

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Cranes midfielder Tony Mawejje (R) takes a shot during the Ghana-Uganda match tat the 2017 AFCON Finals in Gabon / Daily Monitor Photo by Aminah Babirye

On his chances of the final Uganda Cranes 23 man squad to Egypt, former KCCA FC and URA player remains optimistic.

“I am ever ready and if given chance I will honor it but right now I support whoever is summoned onto the team because I know they can do the job.”

Mawejje is capped 65 times with eight goals for Uganda Cranes last represented the country at the 2017 AFCON tournament in Gabon under then head coach Milutin Sredojevic. He has not been summoned again since current coach Sebastien Desabre took over the helm.

At his current Albanian club KF Tirana, with fellow countryman Yunus Sentamu, Mawejje has played 28 games out of 32 games mounting to 2070 minutes.

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