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June 18, 2024

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Onyango sings praises of former teammate Mawejje


Former Uganda Cranes captain and custodian Denis Masinde Onyango has wished midfielder Tonny Mawejje a happy retirement.

Onyango hailed the midfielder whom he played with on the national side for several years.

“Happy retirement to one of the best midfielders I had an opportunity to play with Tonny Mawejje. Nicknamed Wadulifu, he was unplayable on his day and watching him glide up the pitch in his pomp was a joy. Mawejje was incredible and can’t get over just how good he was. Thank you and all the best, legend.”

Said Onyango via his official Facebook page

Mawejje made his final appearance on Saturday during Police FC’s 5-0 defeat to Uganda Premier league champions Vipers at St.Mary’s Stadium in Kitende. He was accorded a standing ovation for his tremendous achievements towards the game.

During his illustralious career, Mawejje featured for the national side 83 times and scored 8 goals. He represented Uganda at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals that was held in Gabon and won several CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup trophies with the Cranes.

The legendary midfielder began his career at now defunct Masaka LC before joining KCCA, URA FC and Police FC (twice) in Uganda.

Outside Uganda, Mawejje featured for
ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar in Iceland, Golden Arrows (South Africa), Haugesund in Norway, Valur (Iceland), Þróttur also in Iceland, KF Tirana in Albania and Arabi SC (Kuwait).