Retired Spanish football ace, Luis Garcia has today confessed to Ugandan media of how he misses playing football.
The 37 year old boldly and former Barcelona, Real Valladolid, Athletico Madrid, Liverpool and lately Atletico Kolkata player is in country for a visit as part of the preparatory plans to start a high performance football academy in Uganda, a project of the former Barcelona players targeted to help nurture talents from the grassroots.
Speaking during a press conference held at the Lake Hall in Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Garcia a former Spanish international between 2005 and 2008, was overwhelmed by the hospitality he was accorded as he set foot in the Pearl of Africa – Uganda.
“Uganda is a good country. I retired to be with family but I must tell you, I miss the game. I am here to inspire the youngsters play football and realize their dreams in life.” Garcia quoted.
This is the second Spanish football ace that Great Lakes Safaris CEO, Amos Wekesa is bringing to Uganda barely after a month when another Barcelona and Netherlands legend Patrick Kluivert visited the country on the same mission in liaison with UNICEF.
The latter has already laid out plans to organize a football match between Uganda Cranes legends and Barcelona legends set for either the 4th or 5th December 2015.
The prime minister has already assured the academy land. And even President Museveni is also aware of the objectives for a top class academy. We however call upon companies and several organizations to come in as partners.