Former Kampala City Council goalkeeper, Salim Jamal has revealed he targets a glittering career possibly in one of the best European clubs.

“I signed a 4 year deal with my new club (El Merriekh), but I will work tooth and nail to see that I move to a European club”, Jamal told Kawowo Sports.

The former Mbale Municipal, Express and KCC football clubs goalkeeper recently put pen to paper with Sudanese money moguls, El Merriekh in a deal estimated to have landed KCC a cool $ 40,000.

Jamal attributes his meteoric rise to stardom to hard work and self belief.

“In life, one has to be with a vision. I worked hard to see that I keep in the top most shape at all times. We the right opportunity came knocking, I was in the right frame, form and fit enough to attract many clubs”, the youthful goalie adds.

Life in Sudan:

Jamal, who returned from Sudan recently, is worried of the intense heat in the country.

“The high temperatures are the only worry for me otherwise, I am more than ready to fight my way into first time football as a play with diligence to achieve my dream of playing for a top European club in the years to come”, the first born boy, third in the line of 12 children added.

Jamal is a great shot stopper with outstanding abilities to thwart aerial threats and penalty stopping abilities.

He returned to the Uganda last week after signing a 4 year contract at El Merriekh and is expected to leave for Sudan by the close of June 2014.

Mike Sulaiman Mutyaba was the other Ugandan to have played for El- Merriekh.

Success Salim Jamal.

Jamal Unplugged:

Full Names: Jamal Salim

Place of Birth: Mbale

Family: Born to Abdul Salim Jamal and Nusula Tubitah (3rd Born out of 12, first boy)

Football Career: Sunset Academy, Mbale Municipal football Club, Express f.c KJT, K.C.C and El Merriekh (Current)

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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