URA FC’s recent acquisition Vianne Ssekajugo is over the moon and extremely amused by the kind of hospitality extended to him by his fellow players, staff and the entire hierarchy at the club since completing a transfer from Wakiso Giants.
The pacy forward joined the Tax Collectors on a three-year employment contract following the expiration of his marriage with the Purple Sharks.
This brought a lot of ruptures and further provoked a shockwave of emotions from the URA faithful at the realisation that such a special player had moved to a team that was already buzzing with a lot of incredible forward thinking options.
“I have found joy and comfort at my new club (URA) but they have also trusted me a lot, something I would like to repay,” Ssekajugo told Football256 in an exclusive interview.
“The players are not new to me, together with some of the coaches because we have previously worked together and they did a great job to help me settle in.”
“The environment is favourable and it has given me a conducive time to express myself all the way. So I have no reason not to perform to the expected levels.”
Ssekajugo had a good introductory debut to the Tax Collectors and managed to register two assists for Steven Mukwala whose brace earned URA a 2-1 victory over Ethiopian Coffee at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on September 12, 2021.
When asked about his instant impression of URA’s forward thinking attack especially in the context of the Tax Collectors playing in the CAF Confederations Cup Preliminary round, he reiterated.
“I am happy with how I played my first game for this club. The game was not easy because of the quality of the opponent that we faced and the fact that it was a continental game presented a different challenge altogether.”
“The atmosphere was quite different, the demand and pressure were really high. But what makes a player unique is how you handle pressure to your benefit and advantage.”
Going forward, the forward targets guiding URA into the group stages of the continent’s second tier competition, something which will require them to apply their best game against Egyptian side Al Masry and waiting for yet a third round of qualification.
“I have a lot of targets as a person but, currently, all I am looking for is to help my team get into the groups for the continental tournament as well as going further.”
“Playing on the continent is a dream for every player and so our target as a team is maintaining this because we have all it takes,” he concluded.
It is also important to remember that Ssekajugo scored thirteen league goals while with Wakiso Giants last season. He will therefore be a great asset for URA who seek to conquer Ugandan football.