Sekajugo relishes challenge

Wednesday October 16 2019

Sekajugo was a busy body at the Cranes training

Sekajugo was a busy body at the Cranes training ahead of the Chan qualifier against Burundi. PHOTO BY EDDIE CHICCO 


Just a year ago Viane Sekajugo would only wait for an Onduparaka goal to get a little bit of the headlines.

Today, Wakiso Giants off-season acquisition from the West Nile club is killing it both at club and national level.

He has so far scored three league goals for Wakiso Giants while playing from the left wing, with a few assists in there.

Only Vipers and Cranes striker Fahad Bayo, and Bul forward Robert Mukongotya, who are more drawn out as advanced attackers, have scored more in under nine matches played so far.

Bayo leads charts with six goals and Mukongotya two fewer.

Like he was at Onduparaka, Sekajugo is also the go-to man that part of the flank for Wakiso, and now lately for the local-based Cranes team.


The diminutive wing-man, whose runs and movement remain a problem for defenders, scored once in Uganda’s 3-0 away Chan qualification victory over Burundi.

Uganda welcome the Burundians in the return leg this Saturday - with the aggregate winner qualifying for 2020 Chan finals - and Sekajugo wants to just continue from where he stopped.

“Every situation gives you a challenge,” Sekajugo, who is also fresh from scoring twice in Giants 2-1 defeat of Proline last Sunday, told Daily Monitor.

“And that challenge gives you a reason to get to work. And if successful, it gives more courage and confidence. So my form and goals build my confidence more and encourage me to work even harder,” he added.

The man in his 20s, who is currently training with the rest of his Cranes teammates at Lugogo, is enjoying time at his new club and says his move was the right call.

And he does not take for granted the privilege to represent his country.

“It means a lot to me because it’s every player’s dream when he or she represents his or her country.

“So I see this as a golden opportunity for me to show more what I can do. I want to continue performing more because I’m not where I think I should be yet.”

The Cranes will qualify for their fifth successive Chan finals if they avoid a 4-0 defeat, a highly unlikely scoreline for the Burundians.

Cranes provisional squad
Goalkeepers: Charles Lukwago, James Alitho, Joel Mutakubwa
Defenders: Paul Willa, Ashraf Mandela, Arafat Galiwango, Mustapha Kizza, John Revita, Halid Lwaliwa, Paul Mbowa, Mustafa Mujuzi
Midfielders: Nicholas Kasozi, Said Kyeyune, Yusuf Ssozi, David Owori, Krizestom Ntambi, Allan Okello, Shafique Kagimu, Vianne Sekajugo, Karim Watambala, Bright Anukani, Ibrahim Orit
Strikers: Fahad Bayo, Dan Sserunkuuma, Mike Mutyaba