Zake Luboyera (shirt 10) dribbles during the Uganda U-20 match against Rwanda. He scored a brace in that particular game
Zake Luboyera (shirt 10) dribbles during the Uganda U-20 match against Rwanda. He scored a brace in that particular game

Budding footballer has two contrasting faces. Off the playing field, he is as humble as a cucumber.

Once on the playing arena, he is a beast, an entertainer and full of life with the passion to engage teammates at all times.

A menace to the opposition, Luboyera has eye catching dribbles and can ably shoot from all ranges with either feet.

Now based in Canada, Luboyera had a humble background like most budding footballers having played at Nansana Youth, Hans Production, Mbogo United before his talent was spotted by Qatar based football academy, Aspire.

The beginning was never easy but i have always gave my best when on the field of play.

I respect the game and that is why i have always trained hard.

Luboyera scored two goals as the Uganda U-20 side overcame Rwanda in the CAF underage competition.

[/media-credit] Zake Luboyera, shirt 10 in the Uganda Hippos team Credit: © Kawowo Sports | Aminah Babirye

Although Uganda had progressed, CAF dismissed Uganda on grounds of using an over-aged player.

Luboyera now plays at Canadian side, Ottawa Furry Football Club having been poached for his amazing talent.

[/media-credit] Uganda Hippos in a warm up at Nyamirambo stadium Credit: © Kawowo Sports | Aminah Babirye

He is set for the first professional contract after the endorsement by head coach Paul Daglish.

He appreciates the Ambassador of Uganda to Canada H.E John Alintuma Nsambu whose stay in Canada has been well precipitated by the envoy.

I thank Hon. Nsambu. He has been like a father to me.

Since  i have been playing in the NASL league, he has offered all sorts of help with the best encouragement, material and financial support.

Luboyera is working tooth and nail to break to the senior Uganda National team, The Uganda Cranes having already impressed at the U-20 stage.

Fact file:

Full Names: Zake Luboyera

Nick name: Zake Mulilo Mulilo

Parents: Musa Kyagaba and Betty Nakajjubi

Date of birth: 4th June 1998

Football Journey: Nansana Youth Academy, Hans production Kawempe, Mbogo United F.C, Aspire academy, Ottawa Furry (Now)

Role model:  Fernando Torres and Sadala Ddumba (biological brother)

Best friends: Yunus Luwaga, Gift Isaiah and Dario Conte (Teammate at Ottawa Furry)

Best Dish : Irish,rice and chicken

Education: Wakiso town school (primary), Kakungulu high school Bombo ( O&A) Level)

Best goal: Scored for Uganda Hippos (National U-20 team) against Rwanda

Worst moment: Injury on the last training session before the Alkas tournament started in 2014.

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

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