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JAMAL MASIKO : Meet Sweden based teenager with a dream of playing for Uganda



NAME: Jamal Masiko
CLUB: KSF Prespa Birlik
AGE: 17
DATE OF BIRTH: 5th November 2003

Jamal Masiko is a Ugandan born winger playing for KSF Prespa Birlik in the Swedish fourth tier known as Division 2 in the Western Gotaland Group.

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The Uganda teenager primarily operates on the left side of the attack but can ably play in the middle and right side of the offensive department.

At 17 years, Masiko is an immediate attraction when you visit the 1,500 capacity Heleneholms Idrottsplats stadium of KSF Prespa Birlik on a match day.

Blessed with a knack of creativity, trickery and the ability to take on opponents, Masiko dreams of playing in more competitive leagues in Europe as well as featuring for the Uganda national team.

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” I have been working hard all through now I am playing in the fourth tier in Sweden. My ultimate dream is to play in one of the best football leagues in Europe and I am working for it.” Masiko says,

” Just like any other football player, I also want to represent my country one day. I want to play for the Uganda national team.” He adds.

Masiko was born to Tommy Masiko and Sanyu Batambula in Uganda before the family relocated to Sweden when he was only five years old.

While in Sweden, Masiko played for BK Kick, a local club in his area of residence before he joined Kulladals FF (also located in Malmo) a year later.

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During his spell at Kulladals FF, the young winger bemoans a career-threatening knee injury he sustained which kept him out of action for close to a full season including the recovery period.

After a full recovery, Masiko moved to KSF Prespa Birlik in the Sweden Division 2. where he currently plays.

KSF Prespa Birlik currently lies 14th on the Western Gotaland Group table of the Sweden Division 2. which is the fourth tier in the country’s football pyramid.

Jamal Masiko during a training session

They are currently coached by Stefan Hansson who was previously involved in advanced negotiations to become Mbarara City’s technical director two years ago.

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