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SC Villa’s Striker Badiro Names URA Defender as Toughest Ever Opponent

SC Villa forward Fahad Badiro has faced a plethora of opponents in his early football career but has already identified his toughest opponent.

The 23-year old talisman fronts URA FC’s defender Yesseri Waibi as his toughest opponent ever stating that he is any striker’s nightmare.

“I faced him in the opening league game of this season’s second round and that was my worst game. He couldn’t allow me pass or control the ball and was too physical and aggressive on me,” Badiro said.

Born on the 21st of April in 1997, Badiro’s dream was turning professional football, a dream that is well alive.

The 23-year old joined Sports Club Villa from Cameroon’s Bamboutos de Mbouda FC last year but has had limited playing time for the Uganda Premier League record winners.

Despite having only 12 appearances on the field of play for the Jogoos, Badiro anticipates cementing a starting role at the club, hoping to win coach Edward Kaziba’s attention upon League resumption.

“As a player it’s been a hard time that I have lost my place on the starting team because of limited playing time. Sometimes I’m on bench or in the stand. It’s giving me a challenge to uplift myself personally if I want to return back to professional football but I will have to work on myself and go back to the top because one bad chapter doesn’t mean my Story is over,” he said.

While playing in Cameroon, Badiro reveled featuring for Bamboutos against Dragon FC as his most memorable match.

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“When I was in Bamboutos FC was game against Dragon of Yaoundé in the Cameroon MTN Elite League One. I had the best day having created two assists and scored One goal. That game moved my career to another level The game ended 3-0,” he diclosed.

Furthermore, he lists SC Villa’s 4-1 loss at hands of defending Champions KCCA FC this season at Lugogo as his worst mstch so far, with wounds still freah in memory.

Fahad Bardiro fighting for ball possession against KCCA players at Lugogo

Amidst the current COVID 19 lockdown, the former UPDF FC striker insists that he is keeping himself fit through exercises, gearing up for the final quarter of the season and appeals to the public to respect the directive issues by government.

“We will have to get back stronger and focused though we are now affected by the abrupt outbreak of the Coronavirus which might affect the team style of play and fitness levels that we had worked so hard to build and display,” Badiro said.

He added, “personally I do miss football as it’s my passion and profession but football doesn’t matter right now, the Health and well-being of everyone is far more important than everything else. Right now it’s important we follow the advice of the governing bodies on how we handle this current situation,Protecting human life must come above any other interest.”

Bardiro has previously played for Uganda Premier League sides BUL FC, UPDF FC, Bamboutos de Mbouda in Cameroon and now SC Villa.

The Uganda Premier League was scheduled to return on the 5th of May for the remaining five fixtures, however, the 21-day lockdown extension calls for revision of the return date.

Player Profile

Name: Fahad Badiro

Date of Birth: 21st April 1997

Place Of Birth: Baroboro, Lira District

Current Club: Sports Club Villa

Position: Striker

Shirt Number: 14

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