Talent searching across the country and clubs having a better hunting ground of players for their teams was the main objective of coming up with FUFA Drum tournament in 2018 and without a doubt it’s yielding juicy fruits with players unknown before emerging at a promising rate.
The latest being Rwenzori Province hard tackling defender Karim Ramathan who earlier this week completed a career stepping stone move to Uganda Premier League side Mbarara City FC on a four-year contract.
Much as the player has always been optimistic of playing in Uganda’s most prestigious football league, he has attributed the milestone to the FUFA drum tournament that he say it helped him and many others to be exposed to many influential football stakeholders thus vital in his move to the Ankole Lions.
“I feel happy that I am going to play in the super league at Mbarara City but all this couldn’t be achieved if it wasn’t the FUFA Drum tournament were I played for my province, Rwenzori.Despite not going past the group stages in the the two editions, we played well as a team, got exposed to many vital football stakeholders a big reason behind joining Mbarara and I want to work hard to ensure I move further ” he disclosed to www.fufa.co.ug.
Karim began his career at Sun City FC before joining New Villa in 2010. He is blessed with game reading, hard tackling, aerial prowess, amongst others.
The FUFA Drum tournament that began in 2018 has brought up a number of players like Kyetume FC towering defender Benon Tahomera, Bul FC Gwoto Fredson, among others.