In a triumphant comeback, winger William Kizito Luwagga expressed his joy at rejoining the Uganda Cranes for the upcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers after a prolonged absence from the national team.
Luwagga, renowned for his pace and contributions to Uganda’s successful qualification campaigns for the 2017 and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, is poised to play a crucial role in the crucial qualifiers against Guinea and Somalia.
“I’m delighted to be here and try to help my country to do well,” Luwagga exclaimed, visibly thrilled about making the final squad. Having played a pivotal role in previous campaigns, his return adds experience and skill to the team.
As Uganda Cranes undergo a period of transition, Luwagga sees himself not only as a player but as a mentor to the younger generation in the squad. “I need to be an example to the young players on the team. We definitely have a good team, and as players, we only have to step up and do what is required of us,” he asserted.
With the team set to face Guinea on November 17, 2023, at Stade du Municipal in Berkane, Morocco, followed by a clash against Somalia four days later at the same venue, Luwagga called on fans to rally behind the team. “To the fans, I ask you to rally behind us, and we promise you to do our best and make you proud,” he passionately declared.
Uganda Cranes, placed in Group G alongside Somalia, Guinea, Algeria, Botswana, and Mozambique, anticipates a challenging yet promising journey in the quest for a spot in the prestigious 2026 FIFA World Cup. Luwagga’s return adds a seasoned touch to the team, raising hopes for success in the upcoming qualifiers. Football enthusiasts eagerly await the performances of the reinvigorated squad under Luwagga’s guidance as they strive to make their mark on the global stage.