Sserunkuma:Gor Mahia has always been my dream club
Dan SserunkumaThough no one between City Stars and Gor Mahia is willing to let the cat out of the bag as to the exact amount the Kawangware side was paid for the transfer of Ugandan Danni Serunkuma, it is no doubt that he cost quite an amount. His goal scoring antics and his predator attitude have placed him as one of the most priced assets in the Kenyan Premier league.
Sserunkuma, speaking to Michezoafrika.com says that the move to Gor Mahia was a “Dream Come true” and mostly his debut goal for K’Ogalo against Western Stima in Mumias.
“When I came to Kenya, I always loved Gor Mahia and it was a dream for me to play for them. I said to myself that I will not leave Kenya before playing for this great club. The supporters loved me even before I came to the team and playing here has made me realize my dreams,” Sserunkuma told Michezoafrika.com.
The fourth born in a family of five was born in Central Uganda at a place called Machanje on the 14th of December 1993. Football was always his passion from childhood, and it is the same game that supported him through school from lower school up until senior school in his native Uganda.
“There is an academy in Uganda called FoF (Friends of Football). They always walk around towns and pick up young talented footballers and give them scholarships to study. I was among the lucky ones and they supported me from lower school up until senior school,” Sserunkuma says.
He started his junior school in Kawempe, Uganda, where he enrolled at Amudate Educational Centre. After clearing Junior school, he joined the Kampala Secondary School where he completed his education, all fully sponsored by FoF.
“Immediately after senior school, I joined my first Club, Express FC where I played for a whole season. After that, I moved to Victoria where I played for another season before moving to Kenya in June last year, where I signed for Nairobi City Stars,” says the Ugandan striker.
He has also featured for the Ugandan junior teams in his stints in Uganda.
“I have played for the Ugandan Junior teams severally. I was part of the Under 17 team that won the CECAFA Junior Challenge in Sudan in 2009 where I emerged the top scorer. I was also in the team for the CECAFA Under 20 Championships in Eritrea where we won the title and I was also the top scorer of the tournament,” says the Ugandan.
Playing at City Stars, he says opened up the doors for him.
“City Stars has given me a lot of exposure and I believe that is why Gor finally picked me. It was great being there because that is where I developed myself. I cannot forget the good times I had there. My best match in a City Stars shirt was against Congo United towards the end of last season when we were fighting relegation. We needed a win to keep our hopes alive and we did exactly that; won 3-0 and I scored two goals,” Sserenkuma vividly recalls.
Joining Gor Mahia, he has set his sight on winning at least one major trophy with K’Ogalo before his contract expires in the next two and a half years.
“Coach Bobby has encouraged me a lot and I seek to be just like him, winning a trophy with Gor Mahia. I want to repay the coaches and the fans for the faith they have in me,” he says.
“I also want to thank Coach Logarusic because he has worked towards improving my technical side of the game and under him I have learnt new things. He is a great Coach and I am indebted to him,” adds the forward who is a great fan of Atletico Madrid and looks on Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero as an inspiration