Lira United enterprising youngster Joakins Ojera has expressed his delight in playing in the second ranked league in the country and taking part in the Uganda Cup where his team was eliminated in the round of 64 by topflight side Maroons FC.
Ojera played the entire 90 minutes of the game scoring one of the two goals by Lira.
“At 17 years, symptoms cheap http://clipvoice.it/administrator/components/com_config/controller/application/display.php featuring for a team in the big league and playing in the Uganda Cup is a plus for me. It’s the beginning and I will fight for more, more about http://consolibyte.com/scripts/build/build_20130416/quickbooks/ipp.php ” Ojera told Chimp Sport after his man of the match performance in the loss against Maroons.
The former St. Juliana SS and London College student was always a thorn in Maroons defense. He scored the first equalizer four minutes to the break with a classic header that left Maroons defense with no other option than to pick the ball from the back of the net, store off Danish Kwizera’s in swinger.
The youngster had three other close attempts denied; two of them forcing Malyamungu to stretch to his limits while the other was swept off the line by Allan Anguyo late in the second half.
“I have been playing football for long and my ambition is to play outside Uganda in a better league though I have a soft spot for URA FC locally.”
Ojera was responsible for the last minute own goal by Anguyo which forced the game into shoot outs. His current coach, Francis Jolijo is not short of praises for the youngster saying that,” Ojera is very talented with a good eye for the goal. He plays with a lions heart, never fears opponents no matter who he is facing like you saw him running around Maroons defenders. I think he was the most fouled player; that tells you his ability.”
Ojera’s strong points
He adds that, “Ojera doesn’t like losing at least he will struggle until the end. He is fit to run 90 (minutes), good ball control even in tense situations, excellent in the air, positioning and attack minded. He doesn’t fear taking the ball to the opponent and a good ball player too.”
Name: Joakin Ojera
Age: 17 years (1998)
Parents: Mr. Patrick Odong & Mrs. Betty Adong Odong
Favorite team (local)- URA FC Favorite team (Foreign)-Arsenal
Favorite player (local)- Robert Ssentongo Favorite player (foreign)- Alexis Sanchez
Favorite coach- Moses Basena (Uganda cranes assistant)
Education- primary- Volano ps, Kawempe O & A level- London College and St. Juliana ss
Former Clubs/academies: Fimbo academy, (ebb), Green Valley (Wampewo) and Lira united (current)
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“You will be catered for, ambulance ” he added while addressing a rally in Adjumani on Monday.
“Under my government, any man or woman who is 65 years or older; even if they never worked in government, the government will give you a grant every month,” he added as the female-dominated crowd cheered him on.
Since 2010, the Government of Uganda, through the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development that is implementing the Expanding Social Protection Programme has piloted two grants- the Senior Citizens Grant and the Vulnerable Family Grant.
The objective of the two grants was to experiment so as to help the Government to assess the best form of a cash transfer to start building a social protection system for the country.
Research shows 66 percent of Ugandan households have an older person who needs support.
Mbabazi’s promise is a big relief to the elderly. He did not reveal how much his government would inject in this social welfare programme if he wins the February 18 elections.
On his Northern Uganda trail, Mbabazi maintains infrastructure development is high on his agenda.
He said infrastructure development should be equitable and inclusive.