Thirty-three-year-old Hassan Mawanda Wasswa was born on 14th February 1988 at Nsambya Uganda. He is a Ugandan professional footballer who plays for both the Saudi Arabian team Jeddah and the Uganda Cranes where he has survived as a defensive midfielder and team Vice-captain for the last thirteen years until his retirement last night.
On his Facebook page last night, Hassan Wasswa announced his sudden departure from the National team which shocked many, in his statement he said;
“ Today is a difficult day for me, but it is also a day of reflection and gratitude. Playing for cranes has been a tremendous honour.”
With a young and bubbly career back in 2006, Wasswa was able to play for several teams both within the country and without. Within the confines of the country, he was part of KCCA twice on different occasions is in between 2006 and 2007 and also later in between 2012 and 2013. The enthusiastic football also played along with SC Villa between 2014 and 2015.
On the international scene, Hassan Wasswa has represented Uganda widely as he played with Saint George S.C in 2007 and 2008, F.C. Cape Town from 2008 to 2009, Karabükspor in between 2009 to 2010 scoring a goal along the way, A Italy 2010 to 2011, Kayseri Eruyesspor 2011 to 2012, Dong Nai FC 2013 to 2014, Al-Sharta 2015-2016, Al-Nejmeh 2016-2017, Tala’ea El Gaish 2017-2018 and he finally joined Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah in 2019.
Although he did not score any goal through his thirteen-year trail while playing for the Cranes, he helped with the assists with 2012 and 2017 having the highest numbers of 12 and 11 respectfully.
As the vice-captain of the National team, he saw them to two AFCON championships of 2017 and 2019.
Along the way, the renown footballer also faced some challenges as after joining Lebanese Premium League club Nejmeh on 4th January 2017, he did not feature in any of the games due to an injury.