July 5, 2022

Mawejje set for last dance

By Allan Damba
Tony Mawejje (C) celebrates his goal against Bright Stars | Police FC media

Uganda Cranes legend Tony Mawejje has confirmed he will hang his boots in Police FC’s final game of the 2021/22 StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Saturday against Vipers SC.

The Cops skipper made the revelation about the St Mary’s Stadium bout being his last dance on Monday night while appearing on the NTV Sport Knights show.

“I am going to retire on Saturday and focus on different businesses,” revealed Mawejje.

“But that was the plan when I decided to play one more season, I told myself, this was my last season and that has not changed,” he also told Football256 on Tuesday morning.

It is however a sad ending to a glittering career as Police suffered relegation after their 5-2 loss to BUL FC on Saturday at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo. They had stayed in the top tier for 27 years.

Mawejje’s rise to stardom kickstarted at Masaka Local Council Football Club (2003) before he went to KCCA FC (2004-2005), Police (2006-2007), and URA from 2008 to 2009.

He then went professional at IBV in Iceland where he spent four years(2009-2013).

He also played at South Africa’s Golden Arrows on loan in 2012 and had short stints in Norway, Albania, and Kuwait before returning to feature for Police in 2020.

On the national team, he featured between 2004-2017, impressing in the colors, which included taking back Uganda to the 2017 AFCON, after 39 years. He played 84 competitive matches with the Uganda Cranes.

In an interview with Football256, Mawejje revealed that he would enroll in a marketing course at the end of his footballing career. It awaits to be seen if he will take the path.

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