Calm and intelligent, Semazzi is one of the naturally gifted players in the current generation of Ugandan soccer. The nidfielder cum striker has a sweet left foot that would make former KCC FC midfielder Jamil Kyambadde proud. He can pass, dribble, shoot and is powerful despite his size. Besides, he is versatile with the ability to play as a left winger, a striker or a midfielder though he is more of a threat when played as a half nine.
He recently joined SC Villa from Police FC and has since recieved a lot of praise from manager Mike Mutebi. Kawowo sports’ Ismael Kiyonga unveils the man whose skills on the ball may tempt one to think that soccer is an easy sport.
Name: Arthur Semazzi
Date of Birth: 12th Dec 1989
Position: Attacking midfielder
Current club: SC Villa
Previous clubs: Mbaale Industrial FC (2004), KB Lions (2005), URA FC (2006-07), Bunamwaya SC (2009-10), Victors (2010), Police (2011/12) and SC Villa (2012 to date)
Preffered Shirt Number: I prefer shirt 10. It has been donned by great players like Diego Marodana. Besides, its one of the most respected shirts in world football Club supported as a child: Locally, its SC Villa. I had a strong admiration for their captain then, Edgar Watson. I support Manchester United on the international scene just because of Ryan Giggs.
Best player played with: I have played with many players in my careers but none comes close to William Luwaga Kizito, my former team mate at Bunamwaya SC. He is fast and has amazing skills with the ball at his feet.
Toughest opponent: URA FC’s Derrick Walulya is one hell of a player i have come up against. He is very aggressive. Best moment in career so far: When i donned the national team (U-23)jesrey against South Africa amagluglug. It was a dream come true representing my country.
Who inspired you to play football? Football is a family sport. My greatest inspiration to take up the game comes from my big brother Norbert Kazibwe. He was so talented that and inspired me a lot.
Your role model: Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is one player i look up to. He is one player that i have never witnessed do something wrong. Besides, we are both left footed.
Worst career memory so far: Losing my first international game (Hippos Vs South Africa in 2007). It hurt me so much since i wanted a winning debut. Best meal: Irish, posho, rice and beaf
Best Music: R&B music
Best practical joker: Amooti of Amarula Family. He is full jokes 24/7
Best TV programme: Bukedde T.V’s Luganda news dubbed Agataliiko Nfuufu. Its one programme i don’t want to miss.
Dream Car: Audi New Model. Its confortable, nice looking and speedy.
Your dream in the next five years: I want to be playing for the national team (the Cranes) consistently). Besides, i want to play professional football in Europe and having a stable family.