I didn’t expect a national team call at the time, says Waiswa

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Moses Waiswa battles for the ball with Kenya’s Brian Mandela

Uganda Cranes goal scorer in the 1-1 draw against Kenya, Moses Waiswa has admitted he never expected a summon for national duty this early.

The Vipers SC midfield gem came off the bench at Kenyatta International stadium, Machakos to cancel out Michael Olunga’s goal with an exquisite strike late in the second half.

“To be sincere, I didn’t expect to get a national team call at the time,” he told Kawowo Sports.  “But I thank God for that and then scoring on my debut makes it even more delightful,” he added.

Waiswa, who joined the venoms from Swedish side Vaxjo in the January window now says the challenge is to continue working hard to be part of the national team proper.

Now the challenge is to continue working hard and be part of this team even for future competitive engagements. Since I started playing football, it has been my dream to play for my country and feel so proud. Donning the national team jersey has always been my dream. It’s the only gift I can give to my parents for letting me play the game.

With less than ten games for the Kitende based side, Waiswa has already impressed but he admits adjusting to the domestic game hasn’t been so easy after spending much time in Sweden.

Adjusting to weather was a problem – it’s so hot here but am now getting there.

Then in Sweden, football is so technical and not just skills. But here, the game is yet to reach that technical level so I have no problem in that area.

If he continues to shine, Waiswa is expected to be one of the key players in Uganda Cranes midfield in the forthcoming qualifiers, particularly CHAN, a tournament for local based players.

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