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Agony At Kigezi Homeboyz As Matsiko Grant Joins Wakiso Giants

Kigezi Homeboys FC has had to part ways with a number of their players following the conclusion of the 2021 FUFA Big League season, one that the hierarchy at the club will want to forget in a hurry.

This has been courtesy of the plethora of constraints, the majority being having a financial inclination that has rendered them unable to retain these needed club assets.

The legend of the Kigezi Gorillas has it that the team was founded in 2016 under the name Kabale Sharp through the Airtel Rising Stars project but was forced to adopt the name Kigezi Homeboys due to administrative changes.

These Gorillas have so far had four FUFA Big League campaigns to their name but failing to break the jinx and make a maiden appearance in the Ugandan topflight league at all occasions.

They finished the 2021 season of the Rwenzori division in seventh position, a campaign which has to go down as their most unsuccessful in comparison to the past years where they finished fourth, second and third during their third, second and inaugural 2017 season respectively.

For a club that developed an intimate love and favor among the local people of Kabale right from inception, it bothers to see that the semblance of organisation that had been promised can only be spoken about in past tense.

The promises of turning the club’s Kabale training grounds as a fortress to harbour and brew local brewed talent have since vanished from memory with the departure of players like: Matsiko Grant, Dickson Niwanya, and Fiat Cleophas.

Matsiko Grant’s imminent move to Wakiso Giants, while good for the player, might just about epitomize the club’s current conundrum and go a long way in explaining the current hunger amongst the fans.

He (Matsiko) exhibited a lot of humility in attributing his growth in the game to the Almighty God when asked about the issue and highlighted his delight at the gesture but was also quick to indicate that any deals that are meant to see him switch allegiances were simply a work in progress.

The right-back, who can comfortably switch as a holding midfielder or attacking midfielder started playing football as early as 2000 and has since featured for the school team while at Kigezi High school (2007 – 2012).

He proceeded to Nkumba University in 2014 on a football scholarship where he attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration majoring in Accounting and Finance.

The sources close to both the player and the Purple Sharks reveal that the player finished paperwork at the club’s offices on 7th September 2021 and will be anxious to see the move progress and make his debut in the Uganda Premier League.

Kigezi Homeboys’ assistant club captain’s football journey has been a miracle and this reflects as well in his speech as he continuously talks of the mercies God has granted him.

It is believed that the player joined the Wakiso Giants on Sunday, 5th September and started training with the team this very week.


Elizabeth Kisolo
Elizabeth Kisolo Nagudi is a contributor at The-SportsNation. She is also a founder of WOMEN IN SPORTS: HER SPORT. Connect with her about women in sports via [email protected]
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