Mwesigwa Hints On Retirement

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Mwesigwa says he might return to Kazakhstan and announce his retirement from there or when the team returns to Uganda.

Andrew Mwesigwa, the Uganda Cranes skipper has hinted on his retirement after their botched 2015 AFCON qualifiers campaign. Mwesigwa told URN on Wednesday night in the corridors of Hotel Casablanca Le Lido Thalasso & Spa in Morocco that, he has made up his mind and it was just a matter of time, when he makes the announcement.
 
The player, who has featured for the national team for over ten years, was sent off in the 58 minutes as the Uganda Cranes lost 2-0 to Guinea at the Complexe Muhammad V Stadium in Casablanca, Morocco.  Uganda Cranes was second in Group E and only needed a draw to qualify for the 2015 Afcon, but put up one of its worst performance in the campaign.

The former SC Villa defender who plays his club football with FC Ordabasy in the Kazakhstan League said he needs to settle down first because there is a lot going through his mind. Mwesigwa says he might return to Kazakhstan and announce his retirement from there or when the team returns to Uganda. Chrispus Muyinda, the Uganda Cranes manager after the failed attempt Mwesigye consulted him on his plans to retire.

But Muyinda said he asked the player to settle down and not make a rash decision. Mwesigwa took over the captaincy of the national team after Ibrahim Sekagya quit when the Cranes failed to beat Kenya to qualify for the 2012 Afcon. The defender was also part of the team that painfully lost to Zambia on penalty shoot outs at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole in the deciding match for the 2013 Afcon qualification.

After the failed attempt to qualify for the 2012 Afcon, senior players Sekagya, Nestory Kizito and David Obua retired. The remaining senior players on the team now include; Mwesigwa, Tony Mawejje, Dennis Onyango and Geoffrey Massa.