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Sserunkuma longs to don Uganda Cranes jersey

Sserunkuma longs to don Uganda Cranes jersey

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The pint-sized hit-man believes he has what it takes to catch the eye of Cranes tactician Bobby Williamson with his stellar performances for giants Gor Mahia

He might be 19 years old, but Kenya Premier League (KPL) giants Gor Mahia's Ugandan import Dan Sserunkuma is already hitting the headlines for all the right reasons.

The pint-sized Ugandan striker, who made a successful move from Nairobi City Stars to Gor Mahia in the mid-transfer season, has been an instant hit with the 'Kogallo' faithful and it might just be a matter of time before he attracts the eyes of Uganda Cranes coach Bob Williamson and earn a long overdue call up to the national team.

"It is every players' dream and hopes to play for their national teams and mine is no different. I long for the day I will get the chance to play fro the Cranes," the diminutive forward told

Sserunkuma was the leading top scorer at City Stars before making a big-money move to Gor Mahia, who are believed to have paid half a million shillings to get the services of the Ugandan import.

The goals have not dried up for the dread-locked forward at Gor Mahia, with him managing to score three goals in his five league appearances since joining the club.

"As a striker it is always good to score goals but the most important thing for me is to play well," said Sserunkuma, fondly referred to as Danny by his team-mates. He added, "I made my mind to join Gor Mahia so as to keep scoring goals and win trophies and am simply enjoying every bit of my stay around."

"The atmosphere in the club is fantastic, from fans to the technical bench and my fellow team-mates. We want to succeed with this club and am very optimistic that things will work out for the better."

The striker believes that playing for a team as big as Gor Mahia gives him good publicity and instant recognition. "It is enough to attract a possible call up to the Uganda Cranes playing set up."

“I have to keep up at my level and continue to play well because that is the only way I can be considered for the national team. Every player's desire is to play for the national team before hanging boots and I still believe that one day I will play for Cranes."

Sserunkuma still has time on his side and like his compatriots Musa Mudde, who was a regular with the Cranes whilst playing in the Kenya Premier League (KPL) for Sofapaka, he might one day get his desired moment to don the famous yellow and black jersey of the Cranes.