“I’ve adapted well in Shymkent [Kazakhstan],” says Mwesigwa. “I like the people here, city is nice, food is great, and I am very satisfied. Football here is going up and it’s a wish for many players around the world to come to play here. I don’t feel like foreigner here anymore, I learned language, I know many people, and Shymkent is like my second home.”
That said, Mwesigwa doesn’t see the rest of his future in Kazakhstan: “My wish is to play at least one year in Serbia before I retire from the game.”
It remains to be seen if he fulfills that dream because several Ugandan players have in the past failed to cut the grade there. Meanwhile, FC Ordabasy is currently training in Turkey ahead of the new season that begins March 9.
“The objective for this season is to finish among the top 3 positions, or to win the league Cup to guarantee European football next season,” he adds.
“My focus in this year is to achieve good results with The Cranes and hopefully qualify for the 2014 World Cup.”
Uganda, which lies second in the four-team group led by Senegal, will take on Liberia on March 24 in Monrovia.