Sserunkuma anxious for bigger challenges

Feb 04, 2013

Gor Mahia's Dan Sserunkuma showed up for his first training session with the Uganda Cranes at Namboole stadium in Kampala on Sunday.

The Ugandan outfit is preparing to face Rwanda in an international friendly game on February 6 at the Amahoro stadium in Kigali.

On a bright sunny morning, the 22-year old Kenya Premier League players of the year 2012 honoured head coach Bobby Williamson’s call to the national side and displayed enthusiasm at every work-out that was expected of him and his teammates.

“I am very glad to be here and want to do as much as I can to be better every other day. I have always wanted to play on the senior team,” offered the K’Ogalo forward.

Sserunkuma featured on the Hippos side that lifted the 2010 CECAFA U-20 title in Eritrea and emerged as top scorer with seven goals at the event where he also scored a hat trick against Rwanda in their first Group B game to win 3-1.

Sserunkuma hopes to have more playtime

Coincidentally, if Williamson gives Sserunkuma a chance to play against the Amavubi, the latter will face the goal scorer of Rwanda’s only goal in that encounter three years ago-Emery Bayisenge.

Bayisenge who led the Rwanda U-17 side (Junior Wasps) to the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico has by far cemented his place on the Amavubi side including appearances in Rwanda’s encounter against Namibia last year in an international friendly in November as well as the biennial CECAFA tournament in December.

Sserunkuma is now targeting to play for the Uganda Cranes at bigger fixtures.

Meanwhile, the Tanzanian trio of Hamis Kizza, Brian Umony and Abel Dhaira are yet to arrive in the country for training.

On the same day, Kenya will host Libya in Nairobi while Cameroun will be facing Tanzania in Dar es Salaam.


Usher Komugisha in Kampala

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