Walusimbi dedicates maiden UPL goal to all Prisons officers

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Solomon Walusimbi after scoring his first goal in the Uganda Premier League

Solomon Walusimbi came off the bench to score his first ever goal in the Uganda Premier League during Maroons slim 1-0 victory against Masavu.

The forward who replaced experienced striker William Wadri fifteen minutes from time headed home Eddy Kapampa’s curling corner in the 80th minute.

It was the first goal ever that he scored in the top flight division after graduating from the FUFA Big League and he dedicated the goal to all prison officers in service.

I feel so happy that I managed to score my first goal in the Uganda Premier League.

Even after coming on late in the game I made my presence felt.

I dedicate this goal to all prison officers in service.

From the commissioner to the warders, I salute you all and thanks for supporting us in every match home or away

Back in the days, Walusimbi played in the Kampala Arcades tournament before he was scouted for his enviable talent.

He is glad that after a torrid time on the sidelines, he is steadily returning to form.

It has been a gradual progress. When I got the groin set back, I did not lose hope and I am so happy that I am finally back in style with a goal.

He singles out the true competitive spirit at the club in all the departments that help to bring the very best out of all the players

We are many and everyone loves to play.

Each of the players in the various departments want to give their best, so this competition is good for the club and it has helped us all.

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Maroons celebrate against Masavu at Bugonga

Before being introduced, Walusimbi knew exactly what his task was at that particular moment. He even studied the game to make sure he is an impact player if any case he is introduced.

The trick indeed worked to perfection as he testified to Kawowo Sports after the match;

When I was on the bench, I realized there was a problem with the Masavu back-line.

Their defenders had a problem with positioning and aerial balls.

As I got on, I whispered to Felix (Okot) that I will get to the near post during set pieces because I knew I would beat them.

So when Eddy (Kapampa) took the corner, I reacted faster and we celebrated as a team at the end of the day.

Walusimbi and Maroons switch focus to Proline who they host in their next league engagement at the Luzira Prisons stadium on Tuesday, 31st October 2017.

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