Mawejje To Miss 2017 AFCON Qualifiers

Uganda Cranes defensive midfielder, Tony Mawejje could miss out on a chance to feature in the Cranes squad for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers slated for June 2015.

Tony Mawejje
Tony Mawejje

Cranes Head Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic reveals that the player could miss out of the Cranes squad since he has been out of serious football action for close to five months.

Mawejje has not been attached to any club since November 2014 after failing to book himself a slot at the 18 mans squad for his Norwegian side FC Haugensaund in the Norwegian Tippeligaen Premier League.

The player later secured a loan move to Valur Reykjavik in Iceland.

Reports reveal that Mawejje failed to impress and he has not played many games.

“Mawejje has no Club at the moment and has been out of competitive action for five months. This is a big blow for the national team ahead of the 2017 Gabon AFCON qualifiers. He will miss out if he fails to find a team,” said Micho

Micho remarked that although Mawejje has been one of the pillars for the national side in the past 10 years, he will not feature at the Cranes side if he fails to secure a new club because it would not be fair to other players who have been in active football.

Mawejje joins the clique of Uganda Cranes skipper Andrew Mwesigwa who has not been attached to any team after his Kazakhstan Premier League side; FC Ordabasy refused not renew his contract last December.

The Cranes who are in Group D of the 2017 AFCON qualifiers are to fight alongside 2013 AFCON finalists Burkina Faso, Botswana and Comoros in quest to rub off their misfortunes of failing to qualify to the final tournament for the past 37 years.