Ugandan Midfielder Kirizestom Ntambi has opened up on life in Ethiopian Premier league where is currently plying his trade.
While Speaking Andrew Kabura via NTV Pressbox, the Sebeta City midfielder was quick to admit that he is enjoying every bit in the Ethiopia.
“It is very fantastic, nothing I can complain about Ethiopian life everything is fine, the league is going on, the weather is nice so it is a bit like Uganda,” Ntambi stated.
He added: “The first time I came to Ethiopia I was invited by one coach for Jima Bamulo, then I got a chance to join a big club in Ethiopia Coffee, so you can see the progress from a relegation team to a big club. After that then Covid stuff came, I stayed like a year without playing that’s when I came back and joined Sebeta football club.
The Ethiopian Premier league has caught attention to many big sponsors on the African Continent in recent years. Quick to mention is the DStv company, that airs out all Ethiopian League games via their SuperSport platform.
When asked about the competitiveness of the league, Ntambi said: “The league is very competitive comparing to the way we found when I just came in Ethiopia. Now it is very competitive because it has got a lot of supporting companies to boost the league like DStv, betting companies, there is a lot of money and it’s a business, we enjoy the league it’s not like before.”
After eight games in the new 2021/22 season, , Ntambi’s Sebeta City Football Club are currently in the relegation zone, collecting only 7 points and sit in the 15th position.
And for Ntambi, he wants to help his side beat relegation this season.
“My target as a player is to help the team, right now we are in the relegation zone, we have some issues but very soon we will fix them. I want to see my team achieve many things that’s why iam here.”
For any player at a professional level, it is always a dream come true being a regular at the National team. For Ntambi’s case, who is now 29 years old, he is not bothered about being summoned at the National team.
“You know now am 29 years, my first call up I was 17, there is a lot of youngsters in Uganda, good ones, when am not there I know there are good players who can play so I don’t complain.”
Ntambi has also for clubs like Navibank Saigon (Vietnam), Vasco Da Gama (South Africa) and Ethiopian sides Jima Aba Buna and Ethiopian Coffee.
Back In Uganda, he has previously featured for Sc Villa, Express FC and of recent Wakiso Giants football club.