Kigonya hopeful on Uganda Cranes return

Stafford Odengo
Mathias Kigonya has been one of the best goalkeepers in Kenya this season

Mathias Kigonya is optimistic he will one time earn a recall to the national team, The Uganda Cranes despite being snubbed for two years now.

The Sofapaka goalkeeper last featured for the national team at the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) in Rwanda in 2016 and has since been ignored since his move to the Kenya Premier League.

“I am positive;” the former Bright Stars and Soana number one told Futaa. “In football you just have to be positive and work on improving everyday as a player,” he added before admitting it will be tough to return.

I know it is tough but, I am still sure I will get the chance soon.

Kigonya has been arguably the best goalkeeper in the KPL for the past two seasons and was chosen to be part of the KPL All Stars that played games in Spain last year.

I am determined to be a better keeper for my club and that way I will attract the attention of the coach back home and who knows, I may be back sooner than imagined.

At the moment, it’s hard to imagine where he falls in the pecking order for the number one spot on the 1978 Afcon finalists.

First choice Denis Onyango is still around and so is his close understudy Robert Odongkara.

In addition, the country is blessed with Jamal Salim, Ismail Watenga, Benjamin Ochan and the new kid on the block, Charles Lukwago.

Leave a Reply