UPDF FC sharp shooter Ivan Ahimbisibwe has promised to score more goals for the Army side and pay off Coach Brian Ssenyondo’s trust.

The former Nyamityobora FC striker is making his debut in the Uganda Premier League and has managed six goals in eight matches.

During an interview with The-SportsNation, Ahimbisibwe narrates his debut season in the Uganda Premier League.

“It’s my debut season in the Uganda Premier League and am happy and glad to be here,” Ahimbisibwe states.

“Its been so tough and competitive whereby teams and players always push to win every game, that’s the better way to make our league so stronger and have a better show and better players in the country.”

Ahimbisibwe have registered six goals for UPDF having missed six matches through suspension and injury. He scored on his debut against Onduparaka before adding more against KCCA, Busoga United, Arua Hill, BUL, and a brace against Tooro United.

He adds: “I am grateful and happy that I managed to score 6 goals in the first round though I missed a number of games”.

“I got a red card and missed three games and also missed the last 3 matches through injury.”

Ivan Ahimbisibwe. UPDF FC photo

Ahimbisibwe who was signed by coach Brian Ssenyondo has credited the tactician for believing and trusting him as well as boosting his confidence at the club.

“This has been about an opportunity given to me by the manager Ssenyondo to showcase what I have through the confidence and attitude to play to score and win games.

“Through this hard work and dedication at UPDF it has helped me to settle in quickly in the league and the best is yet to come”.

On his second round objectives, Ahimbisibwe wants to be the top scorer and national team call up as well as winning games for UPDF.

“As a player in the second round I want to score more goals and become the top scorer for the league and win games for my team UPDF FC”.

“Secondly am looking forward to working hard to earn a call up to the national team because I dream to play for my country.”

After starting the season well, UPDF FC form declined dropping to 9th on the log with 19 points having gone the last 6 matches without a win.

“Like you said we started well this season but we are winless in 6 matches because we have relatively young squad”.

“The boys have never played a marathon of games so they got tired and exhausted that’s why we are not performing well”.

“But I hope now they got used and we shall have a second round full of great energy and commitment to our club and perform better”.

The striker says he will work on his mistakes in the second round as well as working hard and improving his goal scoring ratio.

“Second Round will be relatively a very good time to come in and improve on my goalscoring ratio and hard not to miss games so that I can have a good season”.

“Secondly, I will work hard and rectify every mistake to see how I can improve as a player to become the best player at UPDF FC and the league at large.”


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