New KCCA FC signing Andrew Kawooya has opened up his move to Lugogo before setting his targets at the club.
Kawooya’s move from Vipers did not go well with the officials from Kitende who openly said that the player had a running contract (minor).
“I joined KCCA because its the best team in CECAFA region, they play good football that suits my style of play and can enhance my career,” said Kawooya in an interview with the club.
“I want to win trophies, am ready to work hard with all my heart, and am going to respect my coaches. I am going to embrace the competition here because they have experienced players like Charles Lukwago and Gift Ali who am going to learn a lot from them.
“I want to be a different player for the club, someone who will standout from the rest. I have never won any trophy (senior career) so I will be happy to win my first trophies here, and represent the club in CAF competitions.”
Kawooya has played for Vipers JT, Proline JT and Lweza JT in the FUFA Junior League.
He was part of the Uganda team that played at the 2018 CECAFA Under-17 and 2019 U17 AFCON.
“I was very happy for the national team debut, I managed to score twice against South Sudan, but we didn’t win the trophy (CECAFA),” Kawooya added.
“For AFCON U17, I was very anxious to represent my country because I had watched the AFCON for senior team on TV. Its watched by all countries, so I was happy to have to be there. We failed to qualify for the World Cup though but I managed to score against Tanzania and made an assist as well to win 3-0. I still have a chance to represent my country in the Under 20 team.”
Kawooya, who is a Senior Five student at St Mary’s Kitende, takes History, Fine Art and Divinity.
He added: “It hasn’t been an easy time during Covid19, we nolonger go to school nor play to show out our talents, but I have to thank God who has kept us alive.”
“I always train in the Morning and evening to stay fit, and read books in between.”
He said that he doesn’t have a role model locally but wants to work hard to be the one youngsters look up to.
On the international scene, his role model is Andreas Iniesta because of his playing style.