Brief one-on-one with Cranes striker Milton Karisa
Vipers SC striker Milton Karisa has enjoyed arguably his best time in his football career from moving to a big four club from BUL FC, to playing in the Confederations cup where he scored a goal to earning a deserved national team call up.
He featured in a series of Cranes Namutima tours before making the list to play Ethiopia and Senegal in international build up games. He is part of the traveling team to Praia, Cape Verde for the Afcon qualifier.
The striker took his time to answer some questions from Futaa.ug (through Cranes media team) relating to his recent rising curve
About his summon to the senior team
I have longed for this opportunity and it has finally presented. My hard work has really paid off. But it’s just the beginning because I have a lot in store.
His move from BUL to Vipers
Vipers has exposed me more compared to BUL because when you play in Jinja, it is a bit tricky to be recognized especially by the national team coaches. So the transfer was worthy. I can credit my call up to the move.
I believe I can maintain my form to earn more calls to the team. but that calls for hard work and consistency at club level.
On Massa’s replacement
[smiles first] Nothing Is Impossible. I Respect Massa a lot and to what he has personally done for the country. I can’t fit in his shoes because they’re really big but with his help we can emulate him and cover the gap. But I am hopeful.
The team has improved a lot under the current coach (Micho). His style gives us a lot of hope for a brighter future. I believe the team will make big strides and I want to be part and parcel of the development.