Former Uganda Cranes left-back, Godfrey Walusimbi aka Jaja Walu, officially retires from professional football.
In a statement issued by the veteran defender, who started his career at SC Villa in the early 2000s, he said,
“I have resolved to officially retire from professional football. I am extremely grateful for the experience, relationship, and exposure the game brought me.”
“My walk of life has been made possible by many other factors and people behind the scenes so that I can achieve my self-actualization as a professional footballer,” he added.
Walusimbi further revealed his next career step.
“I confidently confirm that now I transit into football management and I am determined to approach it in the same way I did as a player,” he said in a statement.
In his club career, Walusimbi played for SC Villa where he came through the youth ranks, Bunamwaya (now Vipers), Don Bosco in DR Congo, Gor Mahia (Kenya), Kaizer Chiefs in South Africa, and Vllaznia in Albania.
For the national team, he made his debut against Angola in 2010 and played in two Afcon finals in 2017 and 2019. He retired from international football after the 2019 AFCON as the most capped Uganda Cranes player with 105 caps.
He is the first Ugandan footballer to play more than 100 international matches.
Happy retirement, Jaja Walu, and we wish you all the best in your next step.