URA FC skipper Shafik Kagimu is positive amidst stiff competition in his position with the Uganda Cranes team prepared to feature in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers games against Kenya and Mali in the foreseeable future.
The 30-man squad summoned by the Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic is currently in camp at Kabira Country Club where they are having training sessions before heading off for friendly games against Syria and Ethiopian.
Kagimu faces competition from Pyramids FC’s Abdu Lumala, and Vipers SC duo of Milton Karisa and Ibrahim Orit, which he will have to shrug off in order to cement his spot in the starting lineup.
The creative midfielder however doesn’t seem to be oblivious to this reality and was quick to highlight how important competition was to the team going forward.
While addressing the press in a short interview, Kagimu was full of praise for the technical team for the fitness sessions they have put in to ready the team for the World Cup Qualifiers.
“I am glad to be among the summoned players. The competition is high in the camp and everyone is working hard to make the cut to the final list that for the game against Kenya. It’s healthy competition and I am personally ready.” Kagimu stated.
The flamboyant playmaker would also headline the game against our East African rivals Kenya saying:
“Our first opponent is Kenya and we are preparing for them well with the technical team. The major emphasis is on fitness levels which will help us massively in achieving our aim and of course not forgetting God’s grace.”
The stiff competition is what pushes players to deliver according to Kagimu and it is indeed a welcome gesture.
The Cranes will play against Kenya in the first World Cup Qualifiers game before climaxing the adventure with a showdown against Mali later in September at the St. Mary’s stadium in Kitende.