By: Gladys Zawedde
With 7 games into the 2017-18 Azam Uganda premier league season, Entebbe based outfit Masavu FC find themselves at the base of the table with 4 points and have been earmarked as the book markers relegation favorites but one player has stood out for them and that is striker Abraham Ndugwa
Swift Sports Uganda managed to catch up with Ndugwa in a one on one as he makes a come back to football after 2 and half years away from the beautiful game.
Briefly tell us who Abraham Ndugwa is.
Abraham Ndugwa is a striker who started his football career with Entebbe Young before changing to Entebbe FC and currently I am playing for Masavu FC in the Ugandan top flight division.
You were once on the books of Vipers SC, how was your stint there and what went wrong?
I had signed a contract with Vipers and I got a license in the 2014-15 season but I never played any game for the club since a better contract and deal came knocking, I had to quit football for a while.
Why did you leave football and what prompted you to come back
I left the game because I had a better paying opportunity, I was employed as an assistant engineer in Fort Portal Municipality, Kabarole district but I felt that l was missing the game so I came back after my contract expired there despite being subject to renewal.
Basically, how is life at Masavu FC like?
Of course life is not all that easy, not a life one could ever imagine of but as an ambitious player on a return, I wanted playing time and as a team we have to work very hard so that we can achieve our goals.
You have 2 goals on to your name so far, what is your target this season?
I set a lose target at the start of this season since I am just coming back to football after more than two years. I set a target of scoring 6 goals in the first round of the season. I have 2 so far so more are still coming.
What is your best moment in the game of football so far?
My best moment was my first season (2012-13) in the top flight with Entebbe Young we finished in the top six positions yet it was our debut season.
Who is the toughest opponent you have ever met?
That is Savio Kabugo as he was featuring for SC Victoria University and by that time I was playing for Entebbe. He is so good at defending and very hard to beat.
As a player designated to finding goals for your team, why do you think we have very few goals in the league?
Most of the coaches in the league are so defensive minded and their conservative style creates a big gap between we the strikers and Midfielders making it hard to get the ball and break through the defenders. I have witnessed this at several teams because I get time to watch also other clubs playing.
Ndugwa’s next task will be trying to inspire Masavu FC on Saturday 4th as the visit defending Champions KCCA FC who are yet to lose a game at home.