Allan Oyirwoth: From Classroom To Uganda Cranes Dressing Room

Seventeen-year old attacking midfielder Allan Oyirwoth is over the moon after making it to the final squad to represent Uganda in the upcoming World Cup qualification matches.

Uganda, under a new technical team headed by coach Joseph Paul Put is pooled in Group G of the qualifiers with Algeria, Botswana, Guinea, Mozambique, and Somalia.

The Senior Four student at Amus College School is part of the 27-man Cranes squad camping in Berkane, Morrocco ahead of crucial the international duels with Guinea and Somalia on November 17 and 21 respectively.

“I’m really very happy, to be summoned, and go on to make the final squad of the Senior Men’s National Team,” Oyirwoth said on Tuesday.

“I’m going to represent my country in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers – from school to the national team!” The youngster exclaimed.

“I’d like to encourage other students to focus at school. It’s because of school that I’m here, if it wasn’t for school, I wouldn’t be here.”

“I’ve been working very hard as a player, trying to balance books and football. I stood out in school competitions – I’m grateful that my chance came through school.”

It has been quite a year of revelation for the excellent young man.

In March, Oyirwoth was voted as the Teso Zone MVP after also finishing as top scorer in the zonal school competitions.

He went on to become the National Football Championship MVP, and also finished as top scorer in the International Schools Football (ISF) championship in July.

In August, Oyirwoth’s efficiency saw him finish as FEASSSA top scorer, before he was voted Buganda Masaza Cup 2023 MVP in October, and a Senior National Team call-up to sum up his fruitful year.



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