Musoke not ready to retire
Posted Tuesday, January 15 2013 at 14:15
Cricket. Musoke will not receive his accolade in person; he will be away in UAE with the national team.
Veteran cricketer Benjamin Musoke has insisted that he is not ready to hang up his bat until he sees a worthy successor to his role.
Musoke, who started playing cricket in 1993 at Busoga College Mwiri, won his first national cap as a S.4 student and is arguably the longest serving national team player.
“I would have retired long time ago,” said the classy 36-year-old batsman.
“But I haven’t seen anyone to succeed me. When I see a potential replacement, I will be the first one to discontinue myself.”
Musoke, commonly known as ‘Benzo’ had never won the league’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) accolade until last season when he took the 2012 Multiple Industries Division I award after guiding Tornado to their first title in three years.
That achievement together with his half ton in the title decider against Wanderers prompted the sports journalists to unanimously pick him as the Nile Special-Uspa male cricketer of the year. “I think I really deserved the award more than anyone,” explained the clearing and forwarding agent.
“It’s a good thing to be acknowledged. I have been waiting for these two awards (MVP & Uspa Male Cricketer of Year) for a long time and I am happy they are out of the way now.”