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Mike Sserumaga Is My Role Model – Moses Sseruyidde

URA FC starlet Moses Sseruyidde says that he looked to and admired former Uganda Cranes attacking midfielder Mike Sserumaga while growing up.

Sserumaga is one of the most gifted players of his generation – He played for SC Villa, URA, Victoria University, Vipers, Lweza etc.

He also had stints abroad with Helsingborg (Sweden), Rayon Sport (Rwanda) and St George (Ethiopia).

Sserumaga played 34 games for the Uganda Cranes but never achieved a lot as many had envisioned.

He formed an academy where Sseruyidde started out.

Mike Sserumaga (blue) playing for SC Villa at Nakivubo. Observer.

Sseruyidde was born on December 20th, 1999 in Kajjansi, Wakiso District to Ahmed Sozzi and Babirye Sarah.

He went to Bweya Children’s home, New Life Center Primary School Entebbe and Zana Mixed SS for both O and A level.

He started playing competitive football at Mike Serumaga academy and later joined KB Lions in 2013 to 2015, then signed for Kira United where he played from 2015 to 2019 before moving to URA FC.

He recalls his football career to have started in 2008 .

“I started playing football at Mike Serumaga Academy in 2008 because I was admiring former Uganda Cranes player Mike Serumaga that’s why I started playing football,” Sseruyidde reveals.

“Sserumaga inspired me to play football, he was good at passing, dribbling and shooting at goal. He was really a complete player.”

Sseruyidde (right) in action against KCCA at Lugogo. Don Mugabi photo.

Helping Kira United to Big League promotion is Sseruyidde’s best moment in football.

His says that his worst was when he was substituted in the 20th minutes Against Express in the league.

The URA midfielder names Sam Kayongo as the toughest opponent he has ever faced because “he’s a very intelligent player who plays like Sergio Busquets, I wish one day we play together.”

Of all the players he has played with, Seruyidde names Kiyinji David as his best teammate and his best coach is Ssenyonga Moses alias Jjaja Moze.

The midfielder’s target is to play professional football abroad.


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