Moses Mpiriirwe during the official unveiling in Germany Credit: Hamburg Hurricanes
[/media-credit] Moses Mpiriirwe during the official unveiling in Germany Credit: Hamburg Hurricanes

Until last season, Moses Mpiriirwe was featuring in Uganda’s 4th Division League with Kiwafu based Entebbe Leopards F.C (under the Wakiso District Football Association).

In December 2016, the robust striker, 26, permanently moved to settle in Germany with his wife, Lea Ulbrich, whom he met in Uganda 5 years ago.

It was during the December break that he started training with Hamburg Hurricanes, a club in the sixth tier playing in the Kreise Klasse League.

From the club president, Luke Webster, French head coach Guillaume Hounsome, teammates, local media and the fans, his services were appreciated, thus precipitating into the signing of a two-year contract.

He narrates his journey to Kawowo Sports in an exclusive interview;

I had been training with Hamburg Hurricanes Football Club on the earlier visits I made to Germany.

When I moved in permanently (in December 2016), they signed me because everyone liked my style of play and work ethic.

Mpiriirwe has already set the team and personal targets and bar ahead of the second round of the league kick off this Sunday.

Having already tested friendly match action with the club in Denmark, the fast center forward scored two goals in three build up matches.

I want to be a team player and as well score as many goals as possible to help my new club perform well

Hamburg Hurricanes open up the second half of the season with a home date against Osterbek II on Sunday, 26th February 2017 at their Oberalster V.F.W fortress.

[/media-credit] Hamburg Hurricanes Team Credit: Hamburg Hurricanes F.C Media

He sings special praise for the wife (Lea Ulbrich) who has helped him settle in Germany so fast, coach Hounsome and the teammates especially team captain, Jesper Fonnesbæk, a Danish national.

Mpiriirwe has swiftly acclimatized to the Germany setting as he is now fluent in the German language, a key attribute to great team bonding and effective communication on and off the field of play.

He is committed to serve diligently until his contract elapses in 2019.

Hamburg Hurricanes is currently 3rd on the 15 team log with 32 points heading to the second round.

Only two clubs are promoted directly to the league above as the third side is engaged in a promotional playoff.

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

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