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Tonny Mawejje reveals biggest regret in football career

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Retired Cranes midfielder Tonny Mawejje disclosed to NTV Mwasuze Mutya host Faridah Nakazibwe about one thing he feels he could change if given chance to reverse the hands of the clock.

The former Cranes international who recorded over 80 caps for the national team hung his boots up at the end of last season albeit on a sad note after he was part of the Police FC squad that suffered relegation.

He had represented Masaka LC FC before he joined KCCA FC, Police FC and later URA FC from where he joined the paid ranks in Europe at IBV Vestmannaeyjar in Iceland.

It’s at IBV that interest was attracted from Norwegian Eliteserein side FK Haugesund in 2014.

The Angels were then coached by Norwegian Jostein Grindhaug who the midfielder thought was rigid.

” I felt the coach was too rigid to the extent that even when the team lost 5-0 on a certain match day, he wouldn’t change the starting line up”.

“I thought I could change a few things to improve the team but he wasn’t making any changes despite how much effort you invest to impress him in training”.

The 2014 world cup in Brazil was fast approaching and the Cranes were in contention for a place in the qualifiers and Mawejje wasn’t willing to lose his place on the team.

“I wish I had waited a little longer at Haugesund for my chance, perhaps I should have gotten a better chance to prove my worth and earn a better move in one of Europe’s elite leagues but I was burning to keep my place on the national team”.

Without any appearances for the first half of the season, Mawejje pushed for a loan move and he was shipped back to Iceland at Valur FC where he made only 11 appearances, scoring once.

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