Playing professional football is every player’s dream right from the time they dedicate their lives and future to the beautiful game.
To the majority of the players, especially from Africa, moving from one club to another after a season or two is very okay as long as they are assured of the juicy sign-on fees before putting pen on paper.
The above narration perfectly suits Uganda Cranes vice skipper Hassan Wasswa Mawanda. Since his move to Ethiopian giants, St.George FC from KCCA FC in 2007, Wasswa has been on the move, making stops at seventeen clubs in nine different countries in just thirteen years.
In 2008, Wasswa (32) moved to South African side Cape Town FC for an undisclosed fee before crossing to Turkish Karabukspor in 2009 in a loan deal worth 50,000 euros.
In July 2010, Karabukspor permanently completed Wasswa’s deal for 200,000 euros and in August the same year he was loaned to Altay SK still in Turkey.
Following his loan spell at Altay SK, he returned to Karabukspor in July 2011 and was immediately sold to another Turkish side Erciyespor FC.
At Erciyespor, Wasswa only spent one season before returning to KCCA FC in July 2012 on a free transfer.
It was in January 2013 when the journeyman sealed a move to Dong Nai in Vietnam and only managed a single season before returning home and signing for SC Villa in 2014.
Wasswa who has been capped 76 times for Uganda later sealed a move to Iraq top tier side Al-Shorta SC in 2015 before returning home to Vipers SC the next year as a free agent.
From Vipers SC, Wasswa crossed to Lebanese side Nejmeh in 2017 for a short stint before crossing to Egyptian side El Gaish in September 2017 on a free transfer after impressive displays with Uganda Cranes.
After citing a ‘breach in his contract’, the energetic player returned home in 2019 before sealing a move to Saudi Arabia second division side Jeddah FC but could only spend a month before returning home after the club ‘failed to honour his contractual obligations’ to date.
The journeyman has been a centre of criticism for the past five years with many questioning his national team call ups in relation to his game time at the clubs he signs for.
Amongst all his transfer deals, only South African side Cape Town FC have tested the juicy transfer fees with 50,000 Euros coming in the loan move to Turkish side Karabukspor FC in 2009 before a 200,000 Euros permanent move in 2010.