Former Vipers starlet reveals why he took a break from competitive football

David GOMBE 

Uganda Martyrs University left back and assistant captain Robert Kitabalwa has revealed what inspired him to take a sabbatical from active Football.

Kitabwala stated that he took advise from former Uganda Cranes left back Godfrey Walusimbi, Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa and his mother Juliet Nabulime.

The left back was a key pillar for Uganda Martyrs University during the just concluded 2022 Pepsi University Football league.

They beat St.Lawrence University 1-0 in the final on Saturday at the Philip Omondi Stadium in Lugogo to clinch their second University trophy.

In September last year, Kitabalwa had signed a two year employment contract with Onduparaka FC before he was advised to terminate it and continue with his studies.

“I was advised by Godfrey Walusimbi who is like a brother to me to first concentrate on my studies then turn into professional football.”

“My mother Mrs. Juliet Nabulime also told me the same thing.

“Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa is the other person as you know he made me realize the importance of education.”

Said Kitabalwa

On winning the University Football league title

“As a first year student at the University, I feel proud. Many doubted us but we have proved them wrong. I am glad to have started this journey with another success and I hope we shall keep on with the progress in the coming University seasons.”

Added the enthusiastic Kitabwala.

He is a first year student at Uganda Martyrs University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Education.

The left back is a graduate from St.Mary’s Kitende school team where he was captain and later played at the Vipers Junior team. He won the 2019 Copa Coca-Cola and FEASSSA football titles with Kitende.

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