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KPL Better Than Ugandan League, Says Ugandan Player

Sofapaka FC goalkeeper, Mathias Kigonya has confessed that the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) is more competitive than the one in Uganda, his home country.

Kigonya played for Ugandan clubs, SC Villa, Soana and Bright Stars before joining Batoto Ba Mungu, who are currently fourth on the KPL table with 24 points.

“The stakes, in terms of bragging rights, of the KPL are much higher than those of the Ugandan Premier League,” he said.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“Kenyan football has more money and sponsors compared to Ugandan football. The league here is very competitive compared to Ugandan one as there are no easy teams here,”[/perfectpullquote]

Kigonya added.

The agile glove-man noted that playing for the 2009 Kenyan Premier League champions has improved his skills and his dream is to make big strides in his career.

“I joined Sofapaka when my on-pitch skill was at a very low level but I learnt a lot. I am determined to be a better keeper for my club and earn a place in the Ugandan national team,” he adds.

Kigonya joined Sofapaka midway through the 2016 season and proved a vital player, as the team survived relegation on the final day of the season.

In the 2017 season he was nominee for the SJAK Goalkeeper of the Year and KPL Goalkeeper of the Year, tittles that he has promised to scoop this year.

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