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Veteran Tonny Mawejje Hints at Retirement

Veteran player Tonny Mawejje Jr has given a big hint that he is seriously considering on hanging his soccer boots following an illustrious career spanning to a decade to both the national team and club level.

The moment that hinted at Mawejje’s retirement came after he scored Police FC’s opener in a league game against Brightstars on Tuesday. The game eventually ended in a 1-all draw.

Tonny Mawejje celebrated by rolling his Jersey up wards with the inner input embroidered with words ” The last dance of the midfield general”.

Mawejje, who has re-joined the Cops at the beginning of the season, has often talked up retirement although he has not been specific with the time frame.

He was part of the Cranes long serving generation that had the likes of Dennis Onyango, Andy Mwesigwa, Geoffrey Walusimbi , Hassan Wasswa and Geoffrey Massa. The later retired from active Football.
The 33- Year-old Mawejje, started his youth football career at Masaka Local Council Football Club and later signed by Kampala Capital City Authority in 2004.
He joined Uganda Police in 2006.

In 2008, he was signed by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) before departing the country for proffesional Football in Iceland in ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar (2009–2013), scoring 10 goals in 106 games.
South African Golden Arrows had earlier acquired Mawejje on loan in 2012.

His other clubs included Haugesund (2014), Valur (on loan in 2014), Þróttur (2014-2016), Tirana (2017-2019) and lately Al-Arabi Sports Club In Kuwait.

Mawejje is capped 83 times for Uganda Cranes and has scored 8 goals.

He played at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals held in Gabon, as Uganda returned to the continental show piece after 38 years.

Profile:
Full Names: Tony Mawejje Jr.
Date of Birth: 15th December 1986
Place of Birth: Masaka, Uganda
Height: 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position: Midfield
Youth career:

2000 – 2003: Masaka Local Council Football Club
Senior Career:
2004–2005: Kampala City Council Football Club
2006–2007: Police
2008–2009: Uganda Revenue Authority SC
2009–2013: ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar
2012: Golden Arrows (loan)
2014: Haugesund
2014: Valur (loan)
2015–2017: Þróttur
2017–2019: Tirana
2019: Al-Arabi Sports Club


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