Mathias Kigonya has not played for Uganda Cranes since the 2016 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) in Rwanda.
Never the less, the goalkeeper is still optimistic he will one time earn a recall to the national team, despite being snubbed for nearly three years now.
Kigonya who shockingly departed Sofapaka to Homeboyz last year, has now joined Zambia Premier League side Forest Rangers Football Club on a two-year deal.
The diminutive goalie completed the move to the Ndola based club at the start of the week and says he’s is working for consideration to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
“Zambia has a very competitive league, which inspired me to join the team,” Kigonya told Soka.co.ke.
“It feels great to play here and with my country having qualified for the coming AFCON finals it motivates me to work harder. I have to work hard to see that I get back in the national team and also win titles with my new team,” he added.
With first choice goalkeeper Denis Onyango available for the tournament and understudies Jamal Salim Magoola and Charles Lukwago who have been part of the qualification journey, it remains to be seen if Kigonya will earn a recall.