Golden Arrows goalkeeper Ismail Watenga has sent a message on social media to his young brother Usama Arafat Kizza who made his senior Uganda Cranes debut in the defeat to Mali on Friday.
Arafat came on as a substitute for his first senior cap as the Cranes lost 1-0 to Mali in an international friendly on Friday in Bamako.
Watenga has shared a heart-warming post on his social media channels expressing how proud to see his young brother put on the national team jersey
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step am proud of you my young brother Usama Arafat. Reaching this level is a testament that hard work pays off, but this is just the beginning. I hope our journey inspires young boys and girls from Nakaloke, Mbale, and beyond. To know that it’s possible to achieve your dreams with dedication and effort. We’re excited to be here, and we encourage you to dream big and work hard to reach your goals.” All the best to the future generations.” Said Watenga.
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The Golden Arrows custodian did not feature for the Cranes due to injury.
Usama features for 13 time Uganda Premier league champions KCCA FC and is expected to again play for the national team in their next friendly game against Zambia on Tuesday.