By Ali Mutanje
The thrilling KCCA FC forward from Mbarara, is one the most ardent Ugandan football fans should remember due to his goal scoring exploits while still at Mbarara city FC which led to his move to KCCA FC. His form continued even at his new club and this was typified by the 4 goals at Onduparaka in December; these performances led to his inclusion in the National team CHAN tournament held in Cameroon.
He has missed KCCA’s last 14 games in all competitions and most fans must ask themselves why. One could say he cheated death when he unknowingly continued to play in games after a collision with Wakiso Giants defender in February at Wakhasa grounds.
He was later substituted for Samson Kigozi in that game. After a Vipers game at Kitende in March, he required physio Ivan Ssewanyana’s timely intervention to put him on anticoagulants for the blood clots to loosen up otherwise his career could have ended then not to mention the risk to his life.
Medically, he suffered Pulmonary Embolism which is a condition where one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked by a blood clot.
He recently attempted to return to training but was advised to go back into rehabilitation after several tests were done.
He will not feature again this season on a 3 month medical leave.
Although he was out of form after returning from CHAN, KCCA FC considered him their star striker and now they have to rely on Sadat Anaku, Charles Lwanga and Sam Ssenyonjo for goals.