Disappointed not to lead his country to glory at his first major outing as a player, striker Derrick Nsibambi is glad that he at least achieved one of this two targets.
Nsibambi topped at the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup with four goals as Uganda finished third behind winner Kenya, Zanzibar and Burundi in that order.
I had to targets coming to Kenya for this championship, I wanted to help my country defend the title but also score as may goals as possible” said Nsibambi on Monday before leaving Kenya for Uganda, adding, “Unfortunately we didn’t win the title, but I managed to emerge as the top scorer, which boosts my confidence as a player and also makes the coaches continue to have confidence in me,”
Nsibambi scored twice as Uganda defeated South Sudan 5-1, got one in the one all draw against Ethiopia and was on target in the 2-1 defeat to Zanzibar in the semifinals.
Midfielder Sadam Ibrahim Juma also capped the tournament with a brace against Burundi in the 2-1 win for the third place playoff tie.
KCCA FC had eight players representing Uganda at the champions, goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan, defenders Timothy Awany, Isaac Muleme.
Together with midfielders Sadam Ibrahim Juma, Muzamir Mutyaba, Allan Kateregga, Paul Mucureezi and striker Derrick Nsibambi.
Once the contingent is back, attention will now turn to the Azam Uganda Premier League, KCCA FC host Kirinya Jinja SS on Wednesday 20th 2017 and Express on Saturday 23rd 2017, both ties at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.