Emmanuel Okwi: forward set to join growing list of players retiring from the Uganda Cranes


Uganda Cranes forward Emmanuel Okwi is set to be the next player who will be retiring from the Uganda Cranes, according to our sources close to the player.

Okwi, who has garnered 82 caps with the Uganda Cranes and netted 26 goals will join Denis Onyango, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda and Michael Azira who have all retired from International football in the last 5 days.

Wasswa announced his retirement on Saturday, Onyango on Monday while Azira hang up his boots on Wednesday.

Okwi first represented Uganda at senior level in 2009 and he was the second top scorer at the 2010 CECAFA Cup, scoring a four goals in five matches.

The following year at the 2011 CECAFA Cup, he netted five goals and was joint top scorer alongside Rwanda’s Meddie Kagere and their captain Olivier Karekezi.

The 28-year old was an instrumental member of the Uganda Cranes team that made it to Round of 16 of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation, scoring twice in four games for the Cranes to lead them to their best ever achievement since their runner-up spot in 1978.

Okwi currently plays at Al Ittihad Alexandria Club in the Egyptian Premier league and has 2 goals in 9 games this season.

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