When football players retire from the beautiful game, most of them start to think of taking up coaching courses, others Joining administrative roles around the game, others becoming player’s intermediaries, others join the analysis or commentry on the game and others opt for their personal businesses.
Like in Europe were most of footballers after retirement they are always aware of their next destination which is opposite in Uganda.
Former Uganda Cranes Midfielder, Mike Mutyaba as known before being converting to Muslim faith to attain Sulaiman name, has joined the analysis of football on radio.
“I want to a inform all my friends that I will be doing football analysis at 88.5 super FM with Stuart, Viane, and Titi. Starting today with Fulham Vs Arsenal 2.30pm.” Mutyaba posted on his Facebook wall.
Many Ex -Ugandan players have opted for coaching and shy away from the media part yet their knowledge about football could be a value added advantage while doing the analysis or commentry since they have played the game before.
We have seen many English former premier league Stars acting as pundits, analysing match day games on various media in United Kingdom.
Jamie Carragher, a former Liverpool star doing the analysis alongside Garry Nevile a former Machester United defender on Sky Sports TV.
While Mike own, Garry linneker, own Hagreeves and Rio Ferdinand doing analysis of football on BT sport all former Premier League Stars.
In Uganda, few of the personalities doing the football bit of commentry and analysis played the football game on higher level.
Those who have tried it, here in Uganda includes, Fredrick Musisi Kiyingi was chief editor at Monitor Publication before retiring and Analysing Uganda sports on CBS FM. But played football for KCCA FC, Dan Ntale used to be panelist on the sports talk shows on Super FM 88.5, 90.8 Metro FM and 97.7 Record FM, played for Miracle and SC Villa, Patrick Ntege used to do Ugandan football analysis on Super FM, Top Radio 89.6 and CBS FM 88.8, Mark Ssali formerly worked with Monitor, WBS TV and now a panelist on Press Box show on NTV.
Having confirmed his Councilor V candidature for Mutundwe ward, Muyaba Sulaiman is expected to juggle both politics and football analysis on radio.
Super FM is a radio station based in Rubaga Division and owned by Member of Parliament, Peter Semmatimba, Busiro South.
The Super FM sports panel now includes Stuart Kimera, Vianne Kasule, Coach Vicent Tumunsime ‘Titi’ and now Mike Mutyaba.