Profile: The Rise Of Cranes Star Hassan Wasswa

about it geneva; font-size: small;”>Star Hassan Wasswa is expected to captain the Uganda national team in the CHAN championship qualifiers tie.

The dark skinned, dread locked and right-footed star is one of the best midfielders in Uganda at the time. He also has a good ball protection on top of being a good shooter.

ChimpSport Corp, Kenneth Kazibwe, had a one-on-one with the KCCA player after a training session at Namboole early this week.


ChimpSport: Give us a brief about yourself.

Hassan: I am Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, a son of former cranes player Hassan Biruma and Betty Nanozi. I was born on February 14 I988 at Nsambya hospital which makes it 25 years now.

ChimpSport: Which schools did you attend?

Hassan: I went to Shimon Demonstration School for my primary before joining Kakungulu Memorial School for my secondary education.

I spent one term at Kakungulu before joining Bulo Parents in Butambala district for my second term in S.1 until I completed my O’Levels. I later joined Budo SS in S.5 before crossing to Standard High Zzana for my S.6.

After my A- level I joined MUBS where I did a diploma in BBA for two years.

ChimpSport: When did you start playing football?

Hassan: I started playing football in my A level at Standard High Zana before joining KCC FC in 2006.

Hassan Wasswa leading the Cranes team during the training session at Namboole

ChimpSport: Which teams have you played for in your career?

Hassan: I have played for many clubs here and outside Uganda. I started club football at KCC FC in 2006 and I played for them for one year before joining Ethiopian giants ST. George in 2007.

I played at ST .George for one year and I was lured by South African side Benoni premier united shortly before I joined FC Cape Town where I played until 2010 when I joined Turkish side Karabukspor FC.

I later joined Altay FC before ending my career in Turkey at Kayserispor FC in 2012 and I joined KCCA FC where am playing now.

ChimpSport: Which coach introduced you to the national team?

Hassan: It was former Cranes coach Laszlo Czaba who saw the talent in me and called me to the team.

ChimpSport: What have you achieved in football?

Hassan: I have achieved a lot in football ranging from experience, friends and respect from the game. I am also capable of looking after myself thanks to the game of football.

ChimpSport: Which coach do you attribute your success?

Hassan: I so much appreciate former cranes tacticians Laszlo Czaba, Jackson Mayanja and Bobby Williamson for helping me develop my career in football. I pray that God rewards them abundantly.

ChimpSport: Any last word to the youngsters?

Hassan: They should always believe in themselves as being capable of doing anything on top of respecting their coaches. They should also respect their fellow players if they are to succeed.

ChimpSport: What should Cranes’ fans expect during the Saturday match?

Hassan: Of course, a win. There is no other way to it; fans should expect the best from us. We are committed to consolidating our lead from the first leg and emerging victorious. We have had ample training and I can confidently state hat in terms of fitness and morale, we are at our best.

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