Mike Sserumaga needs motivation to return to his best.
And the Lweza captain believes the opportunity to represent Uganda All-Stars against the Barcelona Legends, on December 12 at Namboole, couldn’t have come at a better time.
“I think I have been off the scene (national team) for about a year,”Sserumaga, who has featured for the Cranes 34 times scoring six goals, concedes.
“But this game can help me show a lot of people that I still have a lot to offer. I have never cowed ahead of a game and I am not the type to show opponents a lot of respect,” he added, promising to throw his heart out there on D-Day.
Sserumaga’s promising career began at Police Jinja before he joined Helsingborgs in 2007. He was promoted to the Swedish side’s senior squad for the 2008 season.
However, he decided to return home for the half season holiday and during a training session with Ugandan club KB Lions he suffered a bad ankle injury that ruled him out for almost a year. Because he had been under contract for Helsinborgs at the time his contract was terminated for unprofessional conduct.
Some argue his career has never been the same and he has since changed clubs season after season. He has featured for URA, Bunamwaya, Proline, SCVU locally and Rayon Sports in Rwanda, St. George (Ethiopia) in those seven years.
The December 12 game has been organised by the Rayco Garcia Foundation to raise funds for a football academy in Uganda.
SOURCE: DAILY MONITOR