Joseph Kabagambe (right) in action during his days in Sudan Credit: Sudan Tribune
Joseph Kabagambe in action in Sudan

Former SC Villa Jogoo and Uganda Cranes exciting winger, Joseph Kabagambe is on a steady fast road towards attaining full fitness.

The Al Rabtsa Kosti midfielder in the Sudan Premier League is currently in Kampala where he is recovering from a troublesome ankle sprain.

In an exclusive interview with Kawowo Sports on Friday, Kabagambe sings praise of his personal doctor, Moses Kyagulanyi.

I have now almost recovered. I feel now pain and soon I will resume training.

I thank Doctor Moses Kyagulanyi of Zzana for all his efforts towards my full recovery process.

I also thank personal friends and the club management at Al Rabtsa Kosti for the perseverance and encouragement.

Kabagambe is a darling in Sudan for his trickery on the ball and the perfect execution of pin-point crosses from all ranges.

He rose to prominence 16 solid years ago when his intelligent display while at Kabale side Horizon caught the scouting eye of SC Villa coaches.

Goalkeeper Salim Jamal poses with Joseph Kabagambe after a league game in Sudan

He was signed by the Jogoos and his drastic ascendancy witnessed a call up to the Uganda U-23 and Uganda Cranes sides.

He had successful stints in Rwanda before switching allegiance to Sudan where he has since featured for the arid country’s most successful side El Merriekh, Al-Nil Al-Hasahesa and currently Al Rabtsa Kosti.

The 30 year old harbors positive thoughts of a great crowning to his largely luminous career.

I am still focused to serve football with one heart with at least five more seasons of diligent service.

He predicts full fitness levels by at least March 2017.

Who is Kabagambe?

Born Joseph Kabagambe on 3rd September 1984 in Mubare Sub-county, Kabale District, the light skinned footballer is nick-named ‘Nyaru’ for the skin complexion.

He studied at Standard High School, Zzana.

Kabagambe began playing football with local sides in Kabale before joining Horizon F.C. in 2000.

He switched to SC Villa a season later for seven seasons winning two league titles in 2003 and 2004.

He was then signed by Rwandan giants then Atraco football club between 2009 and 2010, winning one championship.

After three seasons, he switched to Sudan where he has since featured at El Merriekh, Al-Nil Al-Hasahesa and currently Al Rabtsa Kosti.

He is famous for the delightful and sweet cross off the treasured right foot.

Kabagambe fulfilled the life time ambition of representing his country when he was summoned to the Uganda Cranes in 2008.

He finally made his debut in 2008 against Niger in the AFCON qualifiers.

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

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