Renowned Uganda Cranes left back Godfrey Walusimbi popularly known as Jjaja Walu has officially announced his retirement from playing active football.
This was confirmed in a statement released by the football player.
Walusimbi also confirmed how he’s going to embark on a new journey into football management.
He however had the opportunity to appreciate everyone who has been part of a glittering career that has spanned over 20 decades.
“I have resolved to officially retire from professional football. I am extremely grateful for the experience, relationship and exposure the game brought to me. My walk of life has been made possible by many other factors and people behind the scene, so that I reach my self actualization as a professional footballer.”
“I confidently confirm that now I transit into football management and I am determined to approach it in the same way I did as a player.” Stated Walusimbi partly in his letter dated 5th October.
Walusimbi started his career in SC Villa’s youth team before making his debut in 2007 for the senior team.
He would go ahead to play for Bunamwaya FC now known as Vipers.
Walusimbi then moved outside Uganda and joined DRC’s Don Bosco, Kenya’s Gor Mahia, Kaizer Chiefs in South Africa and KS Vllaznia Shkodër in Albania.
He marked his Cranes debut in 2009 and made 105 appearances in the National team colors.
The defender represented Uganda at the AFCON finals in Gabon 2017 and Egypt in 2019.
Walusimbi also retires with numerous CECAFA cup trophies to his name.