Sadat Anaku is joyous having joined Dundee United FC in the Scotland Premier League from Uganda Premier League side KCCA FC on a two-year contract.
However, breaking into the Uganda Cranes senior team remains a dream for the youngster, and he hopes that his new club will act as a springboard.
“Every footballer’s dream is to represent their country but unfortunately I have not yet achieved that,” Anaku told the club media.
“So I am looking forward to performing well at this club to impress the national team coaches and see if they can give me a chance to play for the Uganda Cranes senior national team.”
“I know I am going to learn a lot while at this club and that will be valuable to me as a person and my national team should I ever get the chance,” he added.
In Scotland, he joins compatriot Bevis Mugabi who plays for Motherwell FC and is a mainstay in the Uganda national team.
Anaku was part of the Uganda Hippos team that played at the CECAFA U20 tournament and he is looking forward to achieving the big dream of playing for the senior team.
“I have been invited for the national team a number of times, but I am always dropped for one reason or another, I hope to work hard and stay there,” Anaku noted.
Meanwhile, it is worth mentioning that David Obua is the other Ugandan player that played in the Scottish Premiership with Hearts of Midlothian under former Cranes head coach Laszlo Csaba.
Obua was one of the most important players for the Uganda Cranes during his playing days.