Tonny Mawejje On Three Best Career Moments

Former Uganda Cranes midfielder Tonny Mawejje has opened up on his best moments during his playing career.

The Midfielder spoke to The-SportsNation ahead of his two testimonials lined up later this month.

Mawejje pointed on his first Uganda Cranes debut, turning pro and then AFCON Qualification as his best highs.

“Playing my first match for Uganda Cranes ranks way up there,” Mawejje told The-SportsNation.

“It’s a dream of every footballer to represent his country and I remember mine came away to Mauritius.”

Botswana’s forward Joel Mogorosi (R) evades Uganda’s midfielder Tony Mawejje during the AFCON 2017 qualifying match Botswana vs Uganda at the Francistown stadium in Botswana on June 4, 2016. / AFP / MONIRUL BHUIYAN (Photo credit should read MONIRUL BHUIYAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Mawejje came off the bench in the 71st minute, replacing Hood Kaweesa against Mauritius on November 16 2003 at the King George V, Curepipe.

The match was a First round qualifier of the 2006 World Cup. Uganda had won 3-0 back at home, and were pegged back 3-0 as the game was tied 3-3, before David Obua scored a golden goal to send Cranes in the group stages of the qualifiers.

“My other best moment was when we qualified for AFCON, and then going on to play for the biggest stage on the Continent was euphoric,” Mawejje added.

“It was a huge moment for us after coming close in previous campaigns, including failing to beat Kenya at Namboole back in 2012 in one of my worst career moments.”

Mawejje partnered Khalid Aucho in the middle of the park as Uganda Cranes edged Comoros at Namboole to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

Farouk Miya scored the lone goal on September 4 2016 at Namboole as Uganda ended a 30-year wait.

Uganda’s midfielder Tony Mawejje (L) challenges Ghana’s midfielder Mubarak Wakaso during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group D football match between Ghana and Uganda in Port-Gentil on January 17, 2017. / AFP / Justin TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

“The other good moment was turning pro when I moved to Iceland,” Mawejje added.

Mawejje who had previously played at KCCA, Police and URA, moved to IBV Vestmannaeyjar in 2009 in Iceland.

He played for the club in 106 matches before stints in Norway and Albania.

Tonny Mawejje Testimonial Matches

September 14
*First Match – Omondi Stadium, Lugogo

September 16
*Second Match – Recreation Ground, Masaka



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