As it is always a dream for every player to be summoned for national team duty, Mathias Kigonya has a similar one and he is working to achieve it.
After signing a two-year deal with Zambian Forest Rangers Football Club on January 6 from Kakamega Home Boys, the Ugandan shot stopper is enthusiastic on get a recall at the national team.
Kigonya who has not played for Uganda Cranes since the 2016 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) in Rwanda, has said that the move to Zambia was inspired by the need to make a comeback to the national team.
“I have to work hard to see that I get back to the national team and also win titles with my new team,” Kigonya said before adding.
“It feels great to play here and with my country having qualified for the coming AFCON finals it motivates me to work harder. Zambia has a very competitive league, which inspired me to join the team,” said the former Bright Stars custodian.
The goalkeeper is reportedly positively believing that he will one day earn a recall to the national team, despite being sidelined for nearly three years now.
The miniscule goalie completed the move to the Ndola based club at the start of the week and says he’s is working for consideration to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
However, with first-choice goalkeeper Denis Onyango available for the tournament and standbys Jamal Salim Magoola and Charles Lukwago who have been part of the qualification journey, it remains a doubt whether Kigonya will be able to fulfil his dream.