Kagimu Shafik credited his experiences playing in a variety of attacking positions for his scoring form, after netting the opening goal in URAFC’s 2-1 win against Vipers SC.

“I don’t think anyone grows up wanting to just be a midfielder nowadays,”
said the tax collectors’ no.8. 

“I think the game’s changed. You want to be an all-round forward and you want to be able to play on the left, play on the right, play no.10, play wherever the team needs you, and I think what’s happened in my career so far has enabled me to do that so I’m grateful.

Kagimu Shafik (C) celebrating his opening goal against Vipers SC.

It was a different kind of game, assessed Kagimu of the 2-1 win at St. Mary’s Stadium.”

I think it had different challenges but you know it’s very difficult, so to get the win is very good.

“It [the winning feeling] has huge importance, but for us, we’re looking at blocks of work and we just keep trying to improve ourselves. The last result [against Bright Stars] wasn’t what we wanted, so we had to improve and we did that on Friday.”

Kagimu having a word with the ref after awarding Vipers a penalty.

Kagimu superbly latched on to a crafted assist from Kyeyune Said to open the score and praised the fellow midfielder for the supply line.

The result helped URA cement the third position at the expense of Mbarara City FC – whose game against Tooro United ended in a 3-1 score in the favour of Tooro – but Kagimu explained that he and his colleagues are only focused on their own schedule.

“You know, we’re just concentrating on ourselves. Trying to keep winning matches and then we’ll see how it pans out at the end of the season.”

John Bugembe
April 22, 2019