Ugandan Kasumba makes ‘come and get me plea’ to Stars coach Stanley Okumbi
Sofapaka’s Ugandan hitman Umar Kasumba says he will jump at the opportunity to turn out for the Kenyan national football team.
The 23-year-old signed for Sofapaka from Uganda’s SC Villa in June 2017.
He has since made the best possible start at his current workstation, scoring 10 times in his opening nine league games in Kenya’s top flight, and a further five goals in two GOtv Shield) matches.
These stats have impressed a majority of local football fans, some of whom will without doubt be excited to hear the player seems all too keen to don the Harambee Stars jersey.
CHANGE OF NATIONALITY
“If the Kenyans approach me, I am ready to play for their national team,” Kasumba, who resides in Kawempe, Kampala told Nairobi News.
“I have only played for the U23 Uganda team so I believe I qualify to play for Kenya considering the rules.”
“I know it wont be easy to get into the Kenyan team. They have some very good strikers like Michael Olunga but I’m ready to work hard for my chance.”
Congolese born Bob Mugalia is the last foreigner to have turned out for the Kenyan national team in 2011 after changing nationality.
This practice is however increasingly becoming common, with Brazilian Diego Costa’s allegiance to Spain’s national team one such high profile example.