Tuesday Apr 13, 2021. 12:37
Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) president Moses Magogo has urged any national team players who doubt their commitment to retire, claiming no one is “indispensable”.
This follows news in recent days that veterans Hassan Wasswa and Denis Onyango have both retired from international football, with the duo notably criticising Magogo’s leadership style and, in particular, his treatment of the team which suffered an early exit from the African Nations Championship (CHAN) earlier this year.
Magogo, in response, has said that players must hang up their international boots if they are not fully committed to the Cranes.
“We ask those who are tired to honourably retire and we give them a good send-off,” Magogo told Kawowo Sports.
“There is no player in this country who is indispensable. We have great players who retired, great, great players retired.
“We have a Geoffrey Massa who averaged a goal per match at home, he retired. We had the Magid Musisis, the Hasules, the Sadiq Wassas. They retired. There is nobody who is irreplaceable in this world.”
Magogo added that FUFA is in the process of building a new Cranes team which will see older players jettisoned in favour of a younger generation.
“There are players who have offered nothing for the past five years but are still part of the team. If I was the coach, I wouldn’t be summoning them,” he concluded.