Express FC and Uganda’s Footballer Murishid Juuko has announced his retirement of international football at the age of 27.
In a letter written today on January 13th by the player to the Federation of Ugandan Football Association, Juuko thanked FUFA for giving him a chance to fulfill what seemed ‘fantasy’ by capping for the Uganda National Football Senior team, Under 23 and Under 21 teams over 50 times.
Juuko said that he feels he has “served the nation enough” and “it’s time for me to call it a day with the Uganda Cranes”.
In his career both at the Uganda Cranes and club level, Juuko has always played as a Centre Back.
Juuko debuted on senior team in 2014 in a game against Seychelles and has since earned over 40 times for Uganda Cranes with the last match being the World Cup qualifiers Match vs Mali on September 6th 2021 where was given a red card and fined UGX 20 Million by FIFA.
He was part of Uganda’s squad in AFCON 2017 and AFCON 2019 the only two times that Uganda cranes have qualified for African Cup of Nations since 1978.
Having played for Bunamwaya FC (now Vipers SC), Victoria University SC, Tanzania’s Simba FC, Wydad AC from Morocco, Juuko is currently a regular starter at Express FC on a one year contract.
“I wish the Uganda Cranes Best of Luck in their future endeavors and I will now concentrate on my club football with Express FC” Concluded Murushid Juuko