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Why Ssentamu Won’t Shine In Congo

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While Uganda enjoys dominance in regional football, its players have continuously failed to impress outside the country.

Yunus Ssentamu has just joined the line of Ugandans who played from DR Congo (Vita club) and never mattered much.

If Ssentamu disgraces a Shs 300m ($12000) deal signed in the mid of last week, he will not be the first.

Analysts say the lack of a proper academy to groom youngsters in the country could be the reason why “our” players fail outside.

The ‘academies’ that exist in Uganda lack a dynamic and technical staff that can teach endurance and persistence.

This is why Ugandan football is so retarded, and why the country consistently registers low FIFA rankings.

Ssentamu went to St Julian high school and St Mary’s Kitende and was simply passed on without being taught endurance in professional football.

In professional football, things don’t come on a silver platter.

Godfrey Walusimbi, admitted that he run away from Don Bosco in DR Congo because of poor feeding.

For Mike Mutyaba and Patrick Ochan who played for TP Mazembe, attributed their failure to witchcraft, but reports from the club indicate that the pair didn’t want to train at all.

While we are still sceptical of Ssentamu’s persistence in Congo, Jamal Salim is also warming to join El Merriekh of Sudan.

All we can do is wait and see how long the two can hold out.

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