Without precedent for more than 932 days, Samson Kiirya played a serious competitive game of football after a get back from a long physical injury lay off.
The custodian began in goal for the Giants in the 2-2 with draw Kyetume at Kabaka Kyabaggu arena.
Kiirya had last played for SC Villa on May 21st 2018 preceding he tore his ACL two days after the fact in preparing and needed to go through a medical procedure.
“I can’t thank God enough,” he told Ndibba. “At one point I thought I could not play again,” he added.
“But the mere fact that I have been able to play competitive football again, I really feel good, am courageous and I know with time, it will feel very normal.
“I really waited for this moment for a long time.”
Kiirya however admitted he was excited but as well nervous on the day.
“I have trained well which made me strong and the pre-season games I have been involved in prepared me. Psychologically, you are a bit nervous but it’s a matter of time since the friendly games are different from matches.”
Kiirya lasted 64 minutes on Tuesday before he was replaced by Derrick Emukule.
Coach Douglas Bamweyana said subbing him had nothing to do with the goalkeeper’s quality but he felt the team needed a little more calmness in the department.
“I just felt we needed a little more calmness. We thought he wasn’t as calm as wanted and as we know him and in this situation, he was far away from the bench and couldn’t send him a message but we believe in his quality and the rest of the lads as well.
Kiirya joined us from SC Villa in the recent transfer window.
In the 2017/18 season, he was named the Best Goalkeeper of the season.