Byekwaso sought refuge in the country immediately after competing in the world championships in Hungary
Ugandan bodybuilder Ivan Byekwaso is now dreaming of competing for Germany after spending close to six months in the country.
Byekwaso who sought refuge in the country immediately after competing in the world championships in Hungary in June, has of late been taking Germany language lessons as well as undertaking a fitness instructor and nutrition supplements certification course.
And after recently impressing and finishing fourth in the IFBB International Bayerische Meisterschaft Class 2 men's bodybuilding championship, Byekwaso hopes he will settle in Germany and compete for them instead of struggling in Uganda for peanuts.
"Let try my best, it was stressful competing for Uganda with no food, supplements, school fees for my kids, house rent and transport to the gym. I can now see a big improvement on my body; I had to compete in this championship to prove to the Germans that I'm good enough to represent them next year in many competitions, and to show them that body building is my sport and that I can market them more than I marketed Uganda on the International scene," Byekwaso stated.
"I was facing many challenges in Uganda and my fans around the world would just see me winning medals but they didn't know what I was going through. I worked hard for my country but all I was getting were praises with my family struggling to make ends meet,"
"But I would like to thank the new management at National Council of Sports for offering me the opportunity to leave Uganda and come here to fulfill my dreams," Byekwaso.
Mr.Universe Byekwaso travelled with Mubarak Kizito to the INBA/PNBA World Championship in Natural Bodybuilding and Fitness in Budapest, Hungary in June but did not return to the country after the event where he finished 6th overall with Kizito bagging a silver medal.