More about Godfrey Walusimbi ,’Jaja Walu’ the little giant

Godfrey Walusimbi ,’Jaja Walu’ the little giant.
Born on 3rd July 1989 in Lubega, Kampala district, Central Uganda. Godfrey Walusimbi grew up in the Lubega district of Kampala and attended St Mary’s School in Kitende which has also produced Ugandan Players such as Emmanuel Okwi, Ibrahim Juma, David Obua and Eric Obua. ‘Jaja walu’ as he is fondly known amongst his peers and fans began his career with SC Villa and made his Ugandan Super League debut during the 2006-2007 season. After establishing himself as first choice left back, he had a very successful start to his football career by winning the 2008 Uganda Cup which was also followed by junior National Team selection. He was signed by Bunamwaya at the beginning of the 2010-2011 season to strengthen an already talented squad that already had most of the junior National team and local based National Team players. In 2013 January, he left Bunamwaya for DR Congo side CS Don Bosco. Having spent a few months with the team to return to his former team SC Villa before Gor mahia brigade came knocking the door as a direct replacement of Christopher Wekesa; the first choice Left back who parted ways Gor mahia at the end of 2013 season as well as a permanent solution to left back ‘crisis’ .Walusimbi joined Gor mahia during the December transfer window in 2013.
2014:-Debut season
Walusimbi started nearly all of Gor mahia league games under the coach Bobby Williamson in 2014, mainly deployed as a wingback back. His ability, speed running across the field, attack, and defense had enabled him to become a very important player for Gor mahia in 2014 and played a pivotal role in Gor mahia success in retaining the league; scoring 2 goals and providing 5 assists. Equally performed exemplary well in cefaca kagame club championship {Eastern Africa region clubs soccer tournament} curling one of the best free kicks of the tournament
2015 : Breakthrough year
Walusimbi’s major breakthrough came when Frank nutall took over managerial duties from Bobby Williamson who left Gor mahia for the national team. Frank Nutall being a master tactician brought the best out of him by converting him to a left winger, a position he thrived on in 2015 season making 28 appearances, scoring 4 goals, 2 in cecafa Kagame cup,providing 5 assists and involved in quite a number of 60 goals Gor mahia scored that season as he was that player to pick the ball back in defense, orchestrate play on the pitch as well as bring balance and urgency to the team.
2016: Injury plagued season
2016 was a disastrous year for Jaja Walusimbi as he was sidelined for weeks due to injuries he sustained in a traffic accident before suffering a setback on return from injury, form deepened and he struggled for the better part of the season, falling in pecking order & sparingly used by the new coach Ze Maria.
2017 season..
Jaja walusimbi inspired Gor mahia to reclaim the Kenyan premier league title scoring 2 goals & providing  4 assists. That was Jaja walusimbi’s 3rd title in 4 year stay at Gor mahia.
Walusimbi is such a special player on and off the ball. Technically gifted, a good passer and a clever tackler; although a natural left back, he is able to play deep in midfield or left wing, due to his tactical intelligence and versatility. He often cuts from the flank to the inside of the pitch to either shoot and/or pass or deliver pinpoint cross to a waiting teammate in the box.
If I’m to mention top 3 left backs in last 2 decades,Jaja makes it to top 3. In 2 to 3 years time he will definitely join the list of club legends. 46 Appearances, 6 goals, 3 league titles is no mean feat. Walusimbi’s offensive and defensive instincts makes him a key player for Coach Dylan Kerr’s quest to conquer Africa.

Comments (1)

  1. Joejo Adams

    Discipline n hard work is making Jaja a brilliant player

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