Kigonya: I want a recall to Uganda Cranes
Mathias Kigonya signed a two-year deal with Zambian Forest Rangers Football Club on January 6 from Kakamega Home Boys.
Kigonya has not played for Uganda Cranes since the 2016 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) in Rwanda has said that the move to Zambia was inspired by the need to make a comeback to the national team.
The goalkeeper is reportedly optimistic he will one day earn a recall to the national team, despite being sidelined for nearly three years now.
The diminutive goalie completed the move to the Ndola based club at the start of the week and says he’s is working for consideration to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
“Zambia has a very competitive league, which inspired me to join the team,” Kigonya said.
“It feels great to play here and with my country having qualified for the coming AFCON finals it motivates me to work harder. I have to work hard to see that I get back in the national team and also win titles with my new team."
With first-choice goalkeeper Denis Onyango available for the tournament and understudies Jamal Salim Magoola and Charles Lukwago who have been part of the qualification journey, it remains to be seen if Kigonya will earn a recall.
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