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Sserunkuma rules out retirement

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Aging Lweza FC talisman Geoffrey Sserunkuma says is not yet ready to retire from football.

The 33-year-old Sserukuma who has a return of 17 international goals with 30 Uganda caps played for Police Jinja in the early 2000s.

He enjoyed success at Kampala City Council FC before a transfer to Ethiopian Premier League club Saint-George SA in July 2007. In mid-2008 left the club Addis Ababa and moved to Bloemfontein Celtic in South Africa. In July 2009 he left Bloemfontein Celtic and completed a move to another South African club Vasco Da Gama, after a falling out with Celtic manager Owen da Gama before returning to Uganda almost three years ago.

And while Sserunkuma recently participated in 2016 CHAN finals in Rwanda with The Cranes where he scored a few seconds after being brought on in the final game, he still has the desire to continue playing national football.

“I am still training like am 22 years old. I am still waiting for offers to score for Uganda like I have done in the past year,” Sserunkuma tells EagleOnline.

“I am not ready to retire at the moment. Yes, I am no longer as fast as I was when I scored against 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Burkina Faso in 2005 but I have not decided yet if I will consider retiring because I still want to play football,” adds the former SC Victoria University player.

Sserukuma who scored UPL side Lweza’s winner in a 2-1 win over reigning champions Vipers on Tuesday is currently with Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic’s local Cranes team for the regional tour of West Nile this Saturday, 12th March 2016 (4 p.m). The tour is also intended to help the technical team assess the players who can make the grade at the senior team that will be named on Wednesday, 16th March 2016 ahead of the crucial double header against Burkina Faso in the AFCON 2017 qualifiers and Sserunkuma is hopeful about being considered.

Uganda will take on the West Africans away in Ouagadougou on March 26 and three days later in Kampala under floodlights. The Cranes lead Group D on six points, and attaining maximum points from the Burkina Faso double header will guarantee Uganda qualification to the finals in Gabon for the first time since 1978.

 

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