Bright Stars FC player Ronald Nkonge has advised fellow players not to bank only on football for survival.
Nkonge who joined Bright Stars last year from Kampala Regional League outfit KJT says that during the lockdown he has spared some good time to concentrate on farming activity.
“I resorted to Crop Farming and Animal Rearing which have always been my business even before the pandemic hit us,” Nkonge told this website.
“Before I joined the Super League (UPL), I had a lot of good time of which I used to run my small business”
Nkonge, a player from SC Villa Academy, credits Agriculture because it has supported him and his family.
“This is the business that has supported me so much in football, for example: raising money which purchases my playing kits like boots and training kits.
“I have supported my family since, I can’t always bank on soccer salary in Uganda football as you all know that our league is not yet professional.”
Nkonge Ronald was this week voted as Youth leader in Lufuka Ward in Mpigi District.
He said that he joined joined politics because he has leadership traits.
“In football, I have been a leader as school and academy captain, and also I hope to be the Uganda Cranes Captain one day.
“Main reason to join this kind of leadership is to make sure that we the sports people who understand sports problems can advocate and see that this problems are solved and worked upon.”
Bright Stars FC recently appointed Baker Mbowa who replaced Paul Kiwanuka (joined Fred kajoba at Vipers) as their new coach.
They finished 12th on the log with 29 points.