Kenneth Kiyegga cannot wait to play for Tooro United ahead of the forthcoming 2020/21 FUFA Big League season.
He joined Edward Golola’s side after the former Vipers tactician spotted him play for a Kawempe select team in Nansana.
“I impressed him (Golola) while playing against Tooro United so after the game, he sent a kid to call me for a talk, and few days later, I signed for Tooro United,” Kiyegga told The-SportsNation.
“This will be a big opportunity for me to showcase my ability and I commend coach Golola for having trust in me, I am not going to disappoint him.
“I want to help the club return to the Uganda Premier League, that’s is my first target.”
Kiyegga, however, adds that he wants to use Tooro United as a springboard for his future dreams of playing abroad.
He explained: “I want to play in Europe one day. I am a believe and I want to work hard like I have always been each passing day. When we join UPL, I believe many people will be able to recognise my ability. I am still going and I hope to play for the Uganda U20 team.”
Born October 13, 2020, Kiyegga is a son to former Posta FC player Francis Kibuuka while his mother Teddy Mulindwa stays in London.
“My dad is not my inspiration but a good example that I want to copy and emulate. I was very young or not even born when he played football but I have seen the home photo album when he is playing football with some of the players who have since turned into coaches now. This gives me morale and courage to chase my dream.”
Kiyegga says that he has received enough support from his Mother as well, especially in terms of funding.
He reveals: “My Dad did not have money so my Mum stepped in and that’s how I managed to play at KKL Academy. She bought me boots, kits, transport etc.”
He later joined KJT while studying at Munta Royal College before moving to Industrial Team FC and Jolly Stars FC.
Growing up, Kiyegga says that he admired former Man United winger Luis Nani and Uganda Cranes star Farouk Miya.
“I loved Nani’s trickery, and I believe that he is a more talented player than Ronaldo but he just overshadowed him at Man United,” Kiyegga explains.
“For Miya, I remember I got a chance to be in the same team with him back then. It was during the Arcades tournament, playing for Ham Shopping, and we were the young boys in the team. Then, Miya were the stars of the team, he was also a player at Vipers. He is a good players, can score from everywhere.”
Kiyegga, an attacking midfielder who can play with both feet, banks on his creativity to terrorise clubs when the Big League kicks off.