It’s normal practice for a player to chest thump for a job well done especially if it had a good ending just like KCCA FC striker Sadat Anaku.
The 19-year-old was not only part of the CECAFA Kagame Cup winning team during the 2019 edition in Kigali, Rwanda, but also played a key role en route to winning the title, a feat he prides in and describes as his best career moment so far.
“Scoring in the CECAFA Kagame Cup semi-final win (4-3) against Green Eagles to me is one of the greatest moments because it was a goal that secured our progress to the final,” Anaku told Football256 before adding.
“I remember before the game Gigi (Gift Ali) had told me I was going to score and that’s why he carried me when I scored and the entire team was happy.”
In the final, Mustapha Kizza’s solitary strike was enough for Mike Mutebi’s charges to dethrone defending champions Azam FC and claim their first regional title since 1978.
Anaku earned a promotion to the KCCA FC senior team at the start of the 2019/20 season after showcasing scintillating form in the FUFA Juniors League which saw him score over 70 goals in the three seasons he featured for the junior side.
But he has largely struggled to re-create the spark he showed as he came through the youth ranks mainly due to injuries.
With the upcoming league season on the horizon, it remains to be seen how the left-footed forward will perform.