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Juuko retires from international duty

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Express FC defender Murushid Juuko has officially retired from International football according to reports from the club.

The 27-year-old defender made his Uganda Cranes debut on 11 July 2014 against Seychelles. He went on to play 39 games and scored once for Cranes.

“I believe I have served the country enough and it’s time for me to call it a day with Uganda Cranes,” Juuko said in his resignation letter sent to FUFA.

“This has not been a simple decision for me to make but together with my family and management we think this is the right step for me to take.”

Juuko’s last Uganda Cranes match was on September 6th 2021 at Kitende where he was sent off for an elbow. He was later fined Sh20m by FIFA after his red card.

Juuko guided the Cranes to their first Africa Cup of Nations finals since 1978. He was part of the team that defeated Comoros 1–0 to qualify for the 2017 finals in Gabon.

Having missed the first game against Ghana due to a suspension picked up during qualifiers he played 180 minutes against Egypt and Mali.

During the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Juuko played two matches, the first one against DR Congo and another against Senegal after sustaining a hamstring injury.

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