South African-based Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Ismail Watenga is set to launch the Ismail Watenga Foundation in an extended effort to inspire change and impact lives.
The foundation is a project Watenga has been putting together for a while, and the official take-off event will happen next Friday on January 5, 2024 at Nakaloke Primary school in Mbale.
“Alhamdullillah for this big step. On 5th January 2024 will be launching my foundation in my home town Mbale,” The Lamontville Golden Arrows goalkeeper announced on Monday, December 25.
“On the same day, expect to see some good football and netball from both boys and girls,” Watenga revealed.
“The foundation aims at bringing positive changes in the lives of children, encompassing both boys and girls, providing support for elderly,” the Kitende graduate stressed.
Watenga’s plan is that the foundation will be focusing on key pillars such as education, care and community development.
The goalkeeper is not only doing well off-pitch, the former Uganda Premier League winner with Vipers SC is also having a decent time out with Abafana Bes’thende in the South African Premier Division.
Watenga’s Golden Arrows sit eighth on the table of 16 teams, having gathered 20 points from their first 15 games of the season, and the goalkeeper has kept three cleansheets and won two MOTM awards in the process.