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Would rather play for Uganda than England – Luzinda


Footballer Derek Moses Kitaka Luzinda is blessed with blistering pace and endowed with strength and perfection of the right foot. He prefers to maneuver from the Right flanks.

Moses Luzinda who is known by the nick-name ML14 was born on 25th January 2005 to Moses and Regina Nalubega Luzinda

A confident Luzinda 18, believes that as a juvenile athlete, he’s got great satisfaction growing up in the United Kingdom;

“As a young lad, I got great satisfaction in growing up in the UK since it has allowed me to train under past football greats”he says

Growing up, he has always has been asked lots of questions about he’s Nationality among his peers and Luzinda says he has always been clear on this going onto say;

“My answer is always Uganda, I would rather play for Uganda than England because I have been supporting Uganda and I love how supportive the people are about the country.“ Luzinda clarified 

Luzinda who is inspired by fellow defender ant Motherwell FC Bevis Mugabi, a Ugandan international has high hopes to play for the Uganda Cranes in the near by future.

However just like any other young player, Luzinda has something that stands out for him in his juvenile career,

“My Career highlight so far has been playing for Queens Park Rangers FC in the FA Youth Cup, which we won 3-1 against Tottenham Hotspur where I was able to play in front of fans and my family”.

The 18 year old, is a big fan of former Queens Park Rangers and current Crystal Palace midfielder Eberechi Eze who he says has endured a lot after being at the end a few setbacks.

Football Journey.

Luzinda who was fully supported by his two parents started playing football at the age of 7 in the Park, when he was scouted and taken out for trials with Tottenham Hotspur and Watford respectively. 

But a Youth level he joined Reading FC before joining QPR FC youth team(U-18) on a three year contract which expired and his currently a free agent.

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