Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler, 43, has sent out some words of advice and courage to Uganda players and those willing to join the football industry.
Fowler is in the country after arriving at Entebbe International Airport on Thursday, courtesy of Barclays Bank of Uganda Limited, a member of Absa group limited.
While answering questions from the press during a media ‘meet and greet’ session held on Friday at Lugogo mall, he noted:
“You just have to be obedient and this should start with your respective coaches and remain humble.
“If you intend to be very successful at playing football, you have to practice harder than you think. It is the only way you can succeed because there are no shortcuts to it.”
He is Premier League’s sixth all time leading goalscorer with 163 goals behind Allan Shearer, Wayne Rooney, Andy Cole, Frank Lampard and Thierry Henry.
The icon played for Liverpool FC, Leeds United, Man City, Cardiff FC, Blackburn Rovers among others.
Mr Rakesh Jha, the Barclays Uganda managing director, speaking on the evening, noted: “Bringing Fowler in Uganda allows us to put into practice what we preach. We want to help many under previlledged kids out there and that’s the beauty of sport.”
Rakesh hinted that Barclays is in partnership with KCCA to plan on the possibility of putting structures in the capital.
It should be noted that Fowler will be with the Brian Umony foundation this Sunday morning at StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo before his departure.