It’s new beginnings for Maroons FC winger Brian Majwega after the lefty got his first national team summon in almost two years.
The former KCCA FC, URA FC, and Azam FC Winger and left back was last called to the Cranes by former manager Micho Sredejovic in 2017, and many had written him off the national team set up but the player has earned his way back after impressing national team coach Sebastien Desabre with Startimes Uganda Premier league outfit Maroons.
When the gifted but temperamental player served out his contract at URA FC last year, many had predicted the end of the career of one of the most gifted left footed players in recent Uganda football history.
Joining Maroons seven months ago on a one-year deal was like a confirmation that Majwega was done and out.
However, he has been consistent for the Prisons owned side with his wealth of experience at the largely inexperienced side, contributing a fair share of goals and assists this season.
His form attracted the attention of the current coach, and when his name appeared on the 31-man list of locally based players to train for the upcoming AFCON qualifier against Tanzania in Dar Es Salaam, Majwega says it was a gratifying moment, and it feels special to return to the national team after quite some time.
“It’s quite a long time since I last played for the cranes, but as you know football is always the same you have to continue working and pushing, and the effort I have put in, I think that’s why I have been called back to the national team. As a player from the start of the season I had targets as a player, i knew by playing well I would be given a n opportunity to play for the national team because I have been working hard and consistent.”
Majwega won a respectable 20 caps for the national team under Bobby Williamson and Micho, he however says playing at the Africa Cup of Nations is priceless.
“Every player dreams about playing in the AFCON and for me it’s a great opportunity for my career “
Despite being fairly more experienced on the team than most of the 31 locally based players, he has to convince the French tactician for a slot among the nine who will make the cut for the camp in Egypt.
He admits that it will be tough but he is under no pressure.
“Am under No pressure. My concentration is working hard and concentrating more on the pitch may be by doing that I will get a chance to play for the team.“
Uganda Cranes will face Tanzania Taifa Stars on Sunday, 24th March 2019 during a group L clash, a match the Tanzanians are craving to win to qualify for AFCON 2019 that will be staged in Egypt.
Uganda already qualified with a game to spare with 13 points, seven goals scored and none conceded.