Uganda Cranes midfielder Moses Waiswa has dismissed “Juuju” allegations attached to his absence in 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Championship that took place in Egypt.
Waiswa was ruled out of the final Uganda Cranes squad that featured in the continental tournament despite being summoned for the showpiece by former National team’s Coach Sebastian Desabre.
While appearing on Gugudde TV’s Saturday Night Sports Show, the former Vipers’ engine attributed his missing out to an adductor knee injury sustained while training in United Arab Emirates, Dubai and refuted any link to witchcraft as a reason for absence.
“It seemed a joke to teammates when I fell down because there was no contact, the coach told me to stand up and continue playing but I couldn’t because the knee had twisted. I tried to put ice thinking that I would play the next day, but when I went to the scan, it was confirmed that the knee had got a problem and this was really the darkest day in my playing career ever,” Waiswa said.
“I was checked thoroughly and the scan confirmed the injury and I was treated and am okay now. so I can’t attach my miss out from the AFCON tournament on witchcraft as the rumors had it,” he added.
Waiswa furthermore opens up on his best career moment ever, scoring on his Uganda Cranes debut against Kenya during an international friendly in March 2017.
“So far in my career, nothing beats that special moment when I came on as a substitute to score on my Cranes’ debut. I had just spent a few minutes on the pitch and got the equaliser and this is a moment i cannot easily forget,” he revealed.
Moses Waiswa came from bench as a replacement for KCCA midfielder Muzamir Mutyaba to salvage a decent result for Milutin Stedjovic’s side against rivals Harambee Stars in Machakos.
The 2018 FUFA Most Valuable Player joined SuperSport United last year in July on a two-year contract for un undisclosed fee.
The pencil-thin player was handed his debut on the 25th of January this year as SuperSport United cruised past Chippa United 3-0 in the ABSA Premiership at Lucas Moripe Stadium