The Federation of Uganda Football Association, through it’s supremo Moses Magogo has revealed that they will organise a testimonial match to honour now-retired Cranes player Hassan Wasswa.
The versatile player announced that he had hanged his national team boots following a career spanning over 13 years of devoted service.
His retirement from national team has provoked applauds in all shapes and sizes in local football circles with FUFA Boss Magogo labelling it “something players rarely do”.
In his Facebook post Magogo wrote” 13 years with 75 caps at a senior level has earned Hassan Wasswa a testimonial match organised by FUFA at an appropriate time. He will determine the line-ups and whatever the collections of the match will be used in accordance of his decision,” The post reads in the part.
The former KCCA FC and SC Villa player will be remembered for his bullish character on the pitch and was pivotal when Uganda qualified for her first ever AFCON finals in 2017 following 38-years of absentia.
He debuted on the national team in 2006 under then coach Lazlo Czaba and since then, Wasswa was managed by a host senior national coaches notably Micho, Bobby Williamson and of recent Jonathan Mcknistry.
A testimonial match in soccer is a non-competitive game which is used to honour (usually) a long serving player of the club or in some cases, country when such player retires from the game.