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Endurance and commitment have got me this far-says SC Victoria University shot stopper  

Interview conducted by Joseph Mutaka-(Cranes Media Officer in charge of CHAN squad)

How do you rate your talent compared to other Uganda Cranes goal keepers?

We have a lot of talent in Uganda but being between the posts for Uganda Cranes is an honor for me. However it has been a long and tough journey for me.  About my talent, I trust myself but I know the other keepers are good to represent the country. Initially I had no interest at all to goal keep or even play football. I was forced by my games master in school to play the game and that is how I picked up interest in football. But everything is by God’s grace.

 Who inspired you to get this far?

Denis Onyango has always inspired me.  I seek advice from him for guidance on how to be a better goalkeeper. Onyango is a player who always encourages his fellow players to improve. His motivational messages always help very many players.


What do you think is your strength in goal keeping?

I’m good at organizing the team especially the back line. I’m also a good shot stopper.

How about your weaknesses?

Well I don’t have any but I try my best to balance my qualities and skills to perform better during the game. I always struggle between the posts if I put on weight which is as a result of training.

What good things have you achieved in the game of football?

The sport has helped me make friends and travel around the globe.

Do you have any disappointments in your career so far?

Yes. When I was at Bloemfontein Celtic in South Africa for professional football, I didn’t play any competitive game other than friendly games.

What are your future targets?

I want to start a soccer academy and be so much involved in it so that I can pass my knowledge to the younger generation.

What is your dream?

I would like to play in any elite league like the English Premier League

Do you have any advice to the people who love football?  

People should know that talent is the most paying thing but endurance and commitment can lead you to greater heights.

Joseph Mutaka talked to Benjamin Ochan at the Cranes Camp in Cape Town, South Africa where Uganda is taking part in the CHAN Championship.

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