Shafic Batambuze Opens Up About ‘Painful’ Road To Recovery

Injured Uganda and Gor Mahia defender Shafic Batambuze says that he is missing football “a lot” after being sidelined for close to a year.

Batambuze has been out of action since getting injured in a CAF Champions League qualifier against Aigle Noir in August 2019.

With no finances, he had to solicit funds from friends and family to have a surgery on his knee ligament in November last year.

“Gor had no money but they will be helpful soon may be,” Batambuze told this website.

“I have had problems seeing my physiotherapist, it has been a challenge because of the lockdown.”

Batambuze’s physiotherapist is in Kampala yet the player stays in Jinja and it has been very challenging for him before the ban on movement was lifted.

On the current situation, the defender, however, hopes that he will soon be back to action.

“I started training on my own and by next month I will be ready to play again,” Batambuze hopes. “I am following the program my physiotherapist gave me and I am recovering steadily.”

He adds:

“I miss football a lot and my teammates too. My family has been very supportive although it’s not simple, but we can manage. By next month, I will be engaging with others.”

“I have missed a lot as a player because I have been out for so long. It very painful but it’s part of football. I will be back stronger than before.”



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