Stylish left back Alex ‘Junior’ Kakuba, currently based in Portugal with C.D. Feirense on loan from Estoril Praia believes his recall to the national team is a blessing.
Kakuba is among the 23 players that Uganda Cranes head coach, Sebastien Desabre named on Wednesday in preparation for the national team’s upcoming international friendly matches.
The former Proline Football Club, who also featured for Mawogola Ssaza in the famous Bika Bya Baganda football competition, testified to Airtel Football in an interview;
This is really a great opportunity for me as a football. I am too excited for the chance given once again.
Calling me again to the national team means a lot especially to the development of my career.
In professional football especially in Europe, national team players are given a special consideration.
I am honored and will take the chance will both hands.
Kakuba is eager and ready to play once again before the home fans.
I am happy that we shall be playing the international build ups at home.
I am also looking forward to play before the home fans.
Most people have taken time to see me physically in action. This will be the chance.
This weekend, Kakuba and the rest of his C.D. Feirense teammates will face Rio Ave Football Club.
Full Team Summoned:
- Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango – team captain (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Robert Odongkara (St George, Ethiopia), Jamal Salim (El Merriekh, Sudan)
- Right Backs: Nico Wakiro Wadada (Vipers, Uganda), Denis Iguma (Al Al-Ahed SC, Lebanon)
- Left Backs: Alex Kakuba (C.D. Feirense on loan from Estoril Praia, Portugal), Godfrey ‘Jajja Walu’ Walusimbi (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Joseph Ochaya (Lusaka Dynamos, Zambia)
- Central Defenders: Bevis Kristofer Kizito Mugabi (Yeovil Town, England), Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Isaac Isinde (Unattached), Timothy Dennis Awany (KCCA, Uganda)
- Defensive midfielders: Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (El-Geish, Egypt), Khalid Aucho (East Bengal, India), Geofrey ‘Baba’ Kizito (Than Quảng Ninh, Vietnam)
- Offensive midfielders: Faruku Miya (Səbail, Azerbaijani club on loan from Belgian club Standard Liège), William Luwagga Kizito (CSM Politehnica Lași, Romania) Abraham Ndugwa (Masavu, Uganda), Milton Karisa (Vipers, Uganda)
- Forwards: Emmanuel Okwi (Simba, Tanzania), Yunus ‘Manucho’ Sentamu (Tirana, Albania), Edrisa ‘Torres’ Lubega (Floridsdorfer AC, Austria), Hood Kawesa (Buildcon, Zambia)