In a surprising turn of events, forward Viane Ssekajugo is seamlessly transitioning into the left full-back position, proving his adaptability and contributing significantly in our last three games of the first round.
In an exclusive interview with the club media team, he opened up about the unexpected shift, expressing genuine enthusiasm for the challenge.
He shared, “It’s been a unique experience for me, playing in a position I’m not accustomed to, but I believe versatility is crucial for any player. The coach approached me with the idea, and I saw it as an opportunity to help the team in a different way. I embraced the challenge, worked closely with the defensive unit, and I’m impressed with how we’ve performed though more efforts are needed as a unit.
Despite being a forward by nature, the player showcased exceptional defensive skills, making key tackles, interceptions and scoring a goal in our narrow defeat at KCCA FC. When asked about his expectations for the upcoming games and whether he would prefer to return to his forward position, he responded with optimism.
“I’m here to contribute wherever the coach needs me. If playing as a left full back continues to benefit the team, I’m more than willing to continue in that role. However, if the coach decides to move me forward again, I’ll be ready to bring my attacking prowess to the forefront. It’s all about team success, and I trust the coach’s judgment in making the best decisions for the squad.”
Ssekajugo played the last three games of this season’s Startimes Uganda Premier League first round as left full back against Mbarara City FC, KCCA FC and SC Villa and also skipper in all.
Fans are now eagerly anticipating the team’s second-round performances, curious to see where he will be deployed and how his adaptability will continue to impact the team’s success on the field.
The Tax Collectors will return to action on 30th January with a Stanbic Uganda Cup R64 trip to Kumi United FC before visiting Gaddafi FC on 2nd February in their first game of the UPL second round.