By Alex Bossa
Those who have grown up playing FIFA series on the different available PlayStation modules have at least overheard legendary commentator Martin Taylor talk about players enjoying the moment because retirement is where they spend most of their lifetime.
His comments can be reflected in former Scoul, KCC, Virginia Intermont Cobras and Uganda Cranes skilled left winger Godfrey Mugisha aka Moogy’s recent comments about life after retirement.
The soft-spoken ex international is full of regret after posting himself being carried sky high by Jubilant KCC fans with a coupon “where would I have been now with this game had I kept playing on? OMG”.
Moogy is among the elite group of footballers that have represented the national team at all levels (U-17, U-19, U-21, U-23 and the senior national soccer team. He was favorite to make the historical 1999 kobs team that shocked the continent at the all-African games but luck was not on his side as he sustained a hamstring injury.
Being an information systems and Graphics Design degree holder, Moogy embarked on teaching and coaching and he is part of the coaching team at Kampala International School.
He went ahead to remind us of those old days where the national team players were playing for pride and “rice”.
“Played the beautiful game for the Cranes, when the nation used to pay peanuts, as compared to the current generation. Nevertheless, the beautiful game has been extremely a life changer to date”. Moogy wrote to his Facebook account.
Moogy is well remembered for that strike against Kenya’s AFC Leopards that sent KCC through to the 1997 CAF cup semifinals. With the tie tied at 2-2 after the first leg and Jackson Mayanja being shown Red, hope was long gone but the then young Moogy ceased his opportunity to score an all-important goal.