For a very long time in the previous decade, it has not been easy for a number of Ugandan players to complete their initial agreed employment contracts at their new clubs in different nations due to a number of challenges ranging from financial issues, racism, weather, to mention but a few.
Players such as Yunus Sentamu (CsFaxien) Emmanuel Okwi (Sonderjyske and Etoile Du Sahel) Sula Matovu (BK Hacken, Kaizer Chiefs), Godfrey Walusimbi (Don Bosco, Kaizer Chiefs) etc are among those who fall in that caliber.
Currently training with Uganda second tier side Proline FC in a bid to keep fit ahead of the AFCON tournament in Egypt in June following a surprise divorve with PSL sleeping giants Kaizer Chiefs just after five months, roving left left back Godfrey Walusimbi alias Jajja Walu shared his wealthy professional experience with Proline players on Tuesday with a major aim of instilling the God fearing, self believe, hard work, etc aspects in them.
“It is never easy playing football away from home as it comes with a number of challenges like the position you play as you have to be extreamly better than your competitor more so if he is from that nation your in meaning you have to work extra hard, racial discrimination is also the other challenge which you have to expect but again to over come this you have to work hard so that they are left with no choice but only to play you”,
he said while addressing the Proline players.
When asked about the diet,
“Most of the times in the diaspora they advise you in the best way on what food to eat unlike here and they do supplement which helps alot in building one’s body”.
About what one should do to win the hearts of say coaches, fans, top bosses, etc in a foreign club,
“There is no shortcut to win their hearts apart from Working extreamly harder and showing results on the field of play for example if your a striker you have to score goals at any cost, if your a defender do the needful, same to the midfielders and goalkeepers”.
Walusimbi on top of that gave Proline FC four brand you balls as a token of appreciation for rendering him the opportunity.
At the AFCON tournament in Egypt in June this year, he is the player expected to be tasked by Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre with the hard responsibility to shut down Liverpool and Egypt inspirational player Muhammad Salah, Zimbabwe’s Khama Billiat, etc in group A that has Egypt, DRC, Uganda and Zimbabwe.