Fimbo Mukasa Jr carrying father’s dynasty

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There are a lot of children who want to follow their parents’ career when they grow up, and it seems that football is no exception.

For all kids, fathers are like a hero and all over the world, there are kids that dream to follow their fathers’ footsteps and career when they grow up. Almost every kid dreams to be an athlete and especially a footballer.

Father and son footballer is a combination of starting a new era and a nostology.

Ben Mukasa son to legendary Andrew Fimbo, a senior three student at Mityana SS is carrying his father’s dynasty.

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Fimbo Jr may not be at the same level as his father was in the past but it seems that he is using his father’s name well to represent himself and his own talent to the world.

He was instrumental for Mityana SS as he guided the school to their first ever national schools’ championship, scoring four goals for the 114 year old school during the Qualification phase.

Fimbo Jr the last born of three, is the only one into sports in Mukasa’s family. The eldest is a medic in Hoima and the other works in Dubai.

In an interview with Daily Monitor’s George Katongole, Fimbo Jr revealed that his father encourages him to work hard and achieve more success.

“My father is a good person and he always encourages me to work harder and be better than what he achieved. He guided me on both academics and football.” Said Fimbo Jr

On what the USSSA Football Championship meant to him

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“This was the right platform for me to show what I can do. I am disappointed that I did not score enough goals for my team and I think I disappointed many. My father was a great player as everyone in this country knows but now it’s my time. I have my own targets and I always look to perform better than him.” Added Fimbo Jr as quoted by Daily Monitor

At the concluded USSSA Football Championship in Fort Portal, Fimbo Jr scored just once as Mityana SS bear Dynamic SS Sonde 2-1. They managed two wins, drew once as their journey at the nationals ended at the group phase.

Fimbo Jr also features for fifth division side Puma, the same side that brought his father.

His father’s legacy on the pitch is one of those that will always impress. During his illustrious years at Uganda’s most successful football club SC Villa, Mukasa won four league titles, two Kakungulu Cup trophies, Hedex Cup. He too won the Hedex Cup at Express FC. He was footballer of the year and top scorer with 45 goals in 1999.

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He is the first person to score 45 goals in a season, breaking Jimmy Kirunda’s record of 32 goals.

What you need to know about legendary Andrew Fimbo Mukasa

•The Honours
4 League titles, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 (SC Villa)
2 Kakungulu Cups 1998, 2000 (SC Villa)
League Top scorer 1999, 2000 (SC villa)
East African Hedex Cup (SC Villa)
•Led SC villa to Cecafa finals (1999)
•Footballer of the Year and top scorer with 45 goals (1999)
•East African Hedex Cup (Express)
•Inspired Uganda’s U-23 national team into the 1999 All African Games
•Milestone: Broke Jimmy Kirunda’s record of 32 goals in a single season when he scored 45 in 1999.
•Clubs played for:
1998: Mukasa, joins SC Villa from First Division side Puma FC
•2002-04: Joins Express
•2007: Joins •Kajjansi-based KB Lions
2011: last appeared at URA.

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