Goalkeeper Charles Lukwago Credit: KCCA FC Media
[/media-credit] Charles Lukwago Credit: KCCA FC Media

KCCA Football Club goalkeeper Charles Lukwago earned his first Uganda Cranes call up.

The rear guard was called to the team to replace injured Robert Odongkara and he has a chance of featuring for the national side in the upcoming friendly games against Sao Tome and Malawi on Saturday and Tuesday respectively.

The goalkeeper has been in superb form since taking over from Benjamin Ochan who has since left the Lugogo based club.

Lukwago has kept 9 clean sheets in 13 Uganda Premier League games and has not conceded in three of the four CAF Champions League games played so far season.

Asked on how he has gotten to this point in his career, he said it all comes down to the hard work he has put in as a player.

“I think it’s down to the handwork I have put in as a player. Many times I keep on the pitch after training at KCCA FC and I try to perfect a few things about my game and this has paid off,” he said as quoted by the club website.

“It’s every players’ dream to be called up to play for their national team and am humbled I have attained this feat. I will continue working hard and pushing for the ultimate best.”

Lukwago also paid tribute to KCCA FC goalkeeping coach Daniel Kiwanuka, who he says has guided him through the thick and thin.

“I also have to thank my fellow players and technical team at KCCA FC especially my goalkeeper coach Daniel Kiwanuka who has been there for me through thick and thin, I owe him everything in the world.”

“I hope this call up is one of the many to come.”

Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

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