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Ugandan Defender Godfrey Walusimbi Retires From Football

Ugandan defender Godfrey Walusimbi ha s has announced his retirement from football after 16 years in the game.

The former Kaizer Chiefs, Gor Mahia and SC Villa won 1055 international caps scoring three goals.

Walusimbi, 33, began his career in the Ugandan Premier League side SC Villa and spent his last season at Albanian outfit Vllazniain 2019/2020.

“I’ve resolved to officially retire from professional football as a player,” Walusimbi said in a statement.

“I’m extremely grateful for the experience, relationship, and exposure the game brought to me. My walk of life has been made possible by many other factors and people behind the scenes to reach my self-actualization as a pro player.”

“My soccer career started way back in 2000 when I joined Sports Club Villa as a youth player from Mpigi United, where years later I had to secure a pro contract as a senior team player [SC Villa)] in 2007. So, [I] would love to appreciate my mother club, SC Villa, and all the other clubs that have given me exposure; Bunnamwaya SC (Vipers), Don Bosco, Congo, Gor Mahia, Kenya, Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa, and Vilazania, Albania. Thank you.

“Fufa presidents, managers/coaches for both the national team and clubs, teammates for both clubs and the national team, fans, friends, and family members. Thank you for making countless sacrifices and allowing me to live my dream for that long.

“Realising that I am at self-actualization, I confidently confirm that I can’t miss playing football at all, and straight away transition into football management/coaching.

“So excited to start the new challenges and hope to approach them with the same determination that I had as a player.”


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