Godfrey Walusimbi Biography

Ugandan footballer

Godfrey Walusimbi (born 3 July 1989) is a Ugandan professional footballer who plays as a left-back for the Uganda national team. He is the first Ugandan footballer to play more than 100 international matches.

Club career

In June 2011 Walusimbi went to Sweden for a two-week trial with Allsvenskan side BK Häcken.

CS Don Bosco

In January 2013, he left Bunamwaya for DR Congo side CS Don Bosco. Having spent a few months with the team, he canceled his contract in response to the poor working conditions. He returned to his former team SC Villa.

Gor Mahia

In December 2013, Walusimbi joined Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia where coached by former Uganda national team coach Bobby Williamson.

Kaizer Chiefs

In August 2018, Walusimbi moved to South African Premier Division club Kaizer Chiefs, signing a three-year contract. The reported cost of the transfer was around 4.4 million South African rand. He made his league debut for the club on 18 September 2018, playing all ninety minutes in a 2–0 away victory over Free State Stars. In January 2019, Walusimbi left the club, electing to return home to his native Uganda.

Vllaznia

In September 2019, Walusimbi joined Albanian Superliga side KF Vllaznia Shkodër on a one-year contract. He left the club at the end of the season.

International career

On 4 September 2010, Walusimbi made his Uganda national team debut in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Angola as a replacement for the injured Nestory Kizito. On 16 April 2011, he helped the Uganda U23 Team to a 2–1 first leg victory over Tanzania in the All Africa Games qualifier with excellent performance in which he created the first goal with some creative work on the left flank. On 4 June 2011, he scored against Guinea-Bissau in a crucial 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification game. The goal was the first in a 2–0 win for the cranes which saw them top Group J in front of a packed Mandela National Stadium.

Career statistics

International

As of match played on 5 July 2019.

See also

  • List of men's footballers with 100 or more international caps

References

    External links

    • Godfrey Walusimbi at Soccerway
    • "Godfrey Walusimbi". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 14 January 2012.