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Exasperated Lumala hints at potential international retirement

He joined Pyramids of Egypt after an impressive AFCON 2019 from Swedish side Kalmar FF, he also spent brief loan spells at Helsingborgs IF, IFK Vernamo and Syrianska FC

Danito NSUBUGA 

While reacting at teammate Khalid Aucho’s facebook post, Cranes explosive winger Abdul Lumala expressed his frustration at being dropped by Cranes head coach Micho Sredejovic .

On Monday, Micho trimmed his squad by releasing Lumala and four other players including SC Villa’s Kenneth Semakula, Express’ Martin Kizza, URA’s Shafiq Kagimu and Taddeo Lwanga.

This afternoon, an enraged Lumala said

” It was a pleasure sharing a dressing room with you, I am nolonger proud nor interested to represent Uganda bror ( sic )

Lumala reacting to Aucho’s Facebook post

Lumala broke onto the scene of Ugandan football when he mesmerised defenses at AFCON 2019 in Egypt after being unleashed by then Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre.

Following a very impressive tournament, Lumala was signed by Egyptian money bags Pyramids FC who had also appointed the French man as head coach. He was on the books of Swedish top division club Kalmar FF.

Unfortunately for the Ugandan youngster,  Desabre was replaced by Croatian Ante Cacic who did not fancy Lumala’s style.

Worse still, he got injured and underwent surgery in Belgium. He didn’t recover in time to fight for a place in the Pyramids squad of last season that’s why he hasn’t been playing for them.

Egyptian clubs have a quota on the number of foreign players allowed to play in a season so his place was taken by a Uruguayan Diego Rolan (formerly at Bordeaux).

He has since managed only 4 appearances for Pyramids without a single goal and poor statistics.

For the national team, Lumala has amassed only 6 appearances and scoring once during a friendly match against South Africa in a 3-2 loss.

He has spent close to two years minus playing active football, which partly explains his rustininess and consequently facing the boot by Micho.

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