Kasumba is ready to play for Kenya

Kasumba’s lone goal in Sofapaka 2-1 defeat to Gor Mahia last Wednesday in Kisumu took his tally 10 and just one away from equaling Waruru’s tally of 11 goals so far this campaign. Waruru is the current top scorer in the Kenyan Premier League.

He has since made the best possible start at his current workstation, scoring 10 times in his opening nine league games in Kenyas top flight, and a further five goals in two GOtv Shield) matches.

These statistics have impressed a majority of local football fans, some of whom will without doubt be excited to hear the player seems all too keen to don the Harambee Stars jersey.

If the Kenyans approach me, I am ready to play for their national team, Kasumba, who resides in Kawempe, Kampala.

I have only played for the U23 Uganda team so I believe I qualify to play for Kenya considering the rules.

I know it wont be easy to get into the Kenyan team. They have some very good strikers like Michael Olunga but I’m ready to work hard for my opportunity.

Previously, Congolese born Bob Mugalia was the last foreigner to have turned out for the Kenyan national team in 2011 after changing nationality.

Internationally, this practice is becoming common, with Brazilian Diego Costa’s allegiance to Spain’s national team.

Interestingly, Kasumba joined the premier league on 1st June this year and is among the newest candidate to join Golden Boot Awards. The Ugandan crossed the border last June from Ugandan side, SC Villa, but despite joining the league half-way through, the Batoto Ba Mungu ace is now on course of writing another chapter in the KPL history book.

Former compatriot and striker Dan Sserunkuma previously won the KPL Golden Cup in 2014 while playing for Gor Mahia. He also played for Bandari FC. Right now, he only needs two more goals to be ahead of Waruru, who is experiencing a dip in form. If that happens and he continues with the same ratio of one goal per match, Kasumba may become the second Ugandan to win the KPL Golden Boot Award should he top the scorers’ chart by December when the league winds up.

Other candidates for the award include the Rwandan duo and Gor Mahia pair, Meddie Kagere and compatriot Jacques Tuyisenge. The pair has hit their best form at the right time and have since scored a combined 17 league goals though Kagere has nine to Tuyisenge’s eight goals.

Kariobangi Sharks’ Masoud Juma and Ezekiel Okari of Sofapaka complete the list of top six with seven and six goals respectively.