East African Community Games in Burundi
15th-30th August 2018
Bright Stars FC enterprising defender Enock Walusimbi has been summoned to the Uganda U20 team (The Hippos) that traveled on Wednesday morning to Burundi for the East African Community Games.
Hippos Head Coach Mathias Lule picked Walusimbi for his outstanding performance and consistency in Bright Stars FC defense last season plus his great show in the Buganda Province team during the FUFA Drum competition. Buganda are in the final of the FUFA Drum leading 1-0 from the first leg against Bukedi Province Team
This is Walusimbi’s first call up to any National Team but he has promised to put up the best show in the tournament.
‘This is my chance to prove that I’m one of the best defenders in the country. I will do my best to show that I deserved to be on the team. I acknowledge the U20 coach and the technical team for giving me the opportunity to represent my country. The Bright Stars FC players who provide competition at the team in defence also deserve mention’ said Walusimbi
Walusimbi is the fifth player from Bright Stars to be summoned for the National team duty this year. Others are Nelson Senkatuka (Uganda Cranes) Sekajja Davis, Ekelot Ibrahim and Kasozi Samson (Uganda U17). Seif Batte who is now at Maroons FC also featured for Uganda Cranes during CHAN Finals in Morocco.
The tournament begins on Thursday 16th August 2018 and ends on Wednesday 29th August 2018. Uganda Hippos will play hosts Burundi on 18th August, Tanzania (22nd August) and Kenya (25th August).
MAIN PHOTO: L-R Uganda Hippos Head Coach Mathias Lule and Bright Stars defender Enock Walusimbi before departure to Burundi