Bebe Cool’s son, Alpha Thierry Ssali will have to wait for another chance after missing out on the list of Ugandan football players selected for professional trials in Europe.
Alpha who plays for Proline FC, was among the 22 Ugandan footballers who earlier travelled to Europe under ‘Team Fundi’ for exhibition matches.
‘Team Fundi’ consisted of 22 young Ugandan footballers were selected to play exhibition matches in Spain in February this year.
Coaches, managers, scouts and intermediaries watched these matches keenly.
The select side played three games; winning two and losing one.
Yesterday a list of 14 footballers were selected by different clubs in Portugal, France, Scotland and Spain for trials was released, unfortunately Bebe Cool’s son Alpha Thierry missed out.
It should be noted that Alpha suffered a troublesome injury which might have suffocated his chances of impressing the scouts.
Simon Baligeya will head to FC Lyon, Ivan Irinimbabazi to AS Saint Priest, Hakim Kiwanuka to Olympique Laval and Ali Mwirusi to FC Vaulx, all in France.
Eric Ssenjobe, Derrick Emukule, Rashid Mukungu, Raymond Onyai, Nicholas Kabonge, Alfred Onek, Ivan Ocholit and Andrew Okiring will have their trials at Atletico Benidorm, CF Lanucia, Intercity CF, CF Orihuela, Boavista and Velez CF in Spain and Portugal meanwhile Enock Walusimbi and Sadat Anaku will have their trials in Scotland at Dundee United.
Successful candidates from the trials will be offered contracts, a perfect launchpad for professional football career.
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