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‘Size doesn’t matter, this Cranes side can win it’

By Vision Reporter

Added 13th December 2008 03:00 AM

THINK of the smallest player currently in the Cranes camp. Easy? Well, it must be.
SC Villa’s 19-year-old Godfrey Walusimbi takes the prize without any questions.

BY FRED KAWEESI

THINK of the smallest player currently in the Cranes camp. Easy? Well, it must be.
SC Villa’s 19-year-old Godfrey Walusimbi takes the prize without any questions.

But now think of that player, someone who has thrilled and threatened with the ball at his feet from a defensive position, made life a real misery for whoever attacking player has come near and one who could turn out to be Cranes’ most impressive wild card in the forthcoming CECAFA Championship. It still has to be Walusimbi.

In fact, inexperience, not inability, would deny Villa’s left-back a starting place in the Cranes team.
Yet as the countdown to Cranes’ opening CECAFA match against Rwanda gathers pace, Cranes boss Robert Williamson should be forgiven if he decides to confide in the slender youngster.

Williamson virtually knows his team and, although he will not announce it until after the three scheduled build up games starting with the friendly against a Masaka select side today, there is a growing feeling already in camp that Walusimbi could prove a major factor in Uganda’s hunt for a record tenth title.

“He is intelligent, stable and comfortable on the ball. But he is just part of the several good players we have in the team,” Williamson pointed on Wednesday.

Bunamwaya’s Habib Kavuma and possibly Lawrence Segawa could be the other choices.

Under normal circumstances, the experience of Segawa could have counted but for fitness reasons.
It looks certain that Williamson will go for a 4-4-2 formation, with one of the few other areas of debate being which pair starts in attack. “It’s a talented group that can win the title if they behave proffesionally.”

‘Size doesn’t matter, this Cranes side can win it’

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