FUFA, Uganda’s football governing body recently held a meeting with club representatives in which the issue of when the league would resume was discussed.
Following continuous consultation, Fufa came to a tentative agreement with club officials that the league returns in November rather than the previously agreed upon date of October 17th.
With the Uganda Premier league restart date pushed, and with many players are mourning about the delayed action, Vipers youngster Karim Watambala has seen it as an opportunity to improve his all-round game.
The 20-year-old, who made his debut last season during the Pilsner Super 8 Tournament, has since become a force to reckon with in the domestic league and is one of the most promising rookies in the national team. He said that despite the challenges he faced in his maiden season at the St. Mary’s stadium in Kitende, the experience enriched him and he’s hoping he can keep going stronger in his footballing career.
“Last season was a tough one as I was treading in new waters. At a new stage with so many people of different characters, I endured several challenges. But at the end of the day, my experience was enriched and I learned many lessons. I had a strong starting point to my senior career and I intend to keep going stronger step by step,” Watambala said.
Watambala is aiming to use his experience from last season to reach his target of scoring 8 goals and providing as many assists next season as he continues his development as a player.