In showbiz, any publicity is good publicity and in football
there is no better way to gain publicity than saying you want to switch
allegiance to your bitterest rival.
Dan Sserunkuma’s sentiments that he wants to don the Harambee Stars jersey is a mere publicity stunt aimed at catching Uganda Cranes coach Bobby Williamson's attention owing to the fact that he has been ignoring his exceptional antics on the pitch.
Since the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup competition is barely two months away, I am certain that Williamson is keen on happenings in Kenya’s football scene so that he can be able to study players who might threaten his supremacy, and by getting in the headlines Sserunkuma is assured of catching his eye.
Catch the eye?
By virtue of being second on the top scorer's list coupled with the risk of losing this great talent to Kenya, I am sure that Ugandans will not be able to resist the temptation of giving Danny a chance and by extension make his intended switch to Kenya more complicated if he goes ahead and honours the invite.
However, on the flip-side I am silently wishing that Danny’s said wish comes to pass, owing to the fact that Kenyan strikers have been “thou art lukewarm'' and neither cold nor hot, hence its time to spew thee out of Harambee Stars” (as the King James Bible could have put it) and pounce on the red hot Sserunkuma.
At the moment, Allan Wanga is almost a pale shadow of what he used to be, age is fast catching up on the Baraza's and as a result there is virtually no football future for them and the likes of Edwin Lavatsa are still learning the nitty gritty of the trade, hence if at all we want immediate results and an option for the future Danny is the way to go.
His prowess in front of goal, confidence on the ball and mercurial character will come in handy especially in the CECAFA and CHAN qualifiers when we will not have the luxury of calling upon our Alpha striker captain Dennis Oliech.
His presence will also ensure that we get the best out Rama Salim, since these two diminutive strikers have struck a telepathic understanding which if replicated in the national team will surely produce desirable results.If at all he is serious, the concerned authorities should expeditiously do the necessary paper work and it will be a delight watching Sserunkuma destroy his native land someday.