Vipers' Iga"Fimbo" Najib Optimistic He Will Shine Ahead of New Season

Posted on Oct 15, 2020
By Ssekamatte Vicent
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In an interview with the Club Media, Iga Najib a graduate of St.Mary's Kitende is set to have is maiden season in Uganda's top flight league playing for four time Uganda Premier League champions Vipers.

Yiga sworn to make grade in his debut season at the Entebbe based side drawing inspiration from his experience at the U-17 and U-20 National teams of plus his stint at School not forgetting his experience in the Masaza Cup at Buwekula Saza team who he captained in the last campaign.

Yiga draws confidence from his hardwork, determinay and his lack of fear for challenge. He continued to give that there is never a right to work but to start.

Speaking of a person who inspired him to play football....this he had to say;

"Yes, my father. Although he did not play at a very competitive level before a knee injury ruined his career. He played as a right winger for Kisekende Football Club in Mubende District a couple of decades back. I remember he used to take me with him to the pitch whenever there was a match."

On his football role model... Najib hinted;

"While I was growing up my dad and his friends always talked about Andrew ‘Fimbo’ Mukasa and heaped so much praise on his style of play and eye for goal. Despite the fact that I did not watched him play, I know a lot about him and I have always wanted to emulate him. In fact, it’s the reason my dad and peers nick named me ‘Fimbo’. Uganda Cranes winger Farouk Miya is the other player whose character and humility inspire me as well."

Iga Najib says Geoffrey Wasswa is he's toughest opponent he has ever met and Karim Watambala as his best team mate who he has had much to learn from. Yiga's dream is playing in the Europe most especially in the English Premier League.

PLAYER PROFILE:

Name: Najib Iga
Date of Birth: December 18, 2002 in Mubende.
Nickname: Fimbo
Weight: 68 Kgs
Height: 5’9 ft
Position: Forward
Strong Foot: Left
Nationality: Ugandan


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